IPL 2018: Sportzwiki’s Man of the Match – Chris Gayle

Sayantan Bhattacharjee / 20 April 2018
Chris Gayle IPL 2018

Chris Gayle scored his sixth IPL ton against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali

He is the first centurion of the 2018 IPL. The man has six hundreds in the Indian T20 League and has proved his match-winning ability once again.

Chris Gayle scored his first fifty off 39 balls while his second fifty came in just 19 deliveries.

KXIP vs SRH IPL 2018
Punjab defeated Hyderabad by 15 runs in Mohali.

Gayle’s family was there to support him, and the Jamaican dedicated the ton to his daughter, who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow.

Yes, it was an early gift from the big daddy, and the Punjab dug-out won’t complain at all.

The veteran feels he has nothing to prove to anyone.

“A lot of people thought I’m too old. After this innings, I have nothing to prove. This hundred is dedicated to my daughter. Tomorrow is her birthday,” Gayle said post his big century.

Chris Gayle Virender Sehwag IPL 2018
Chris Gayle says Virender Sehwag saved the IPL by picking him up in the auctions.

When asked if he was ready for this stint with the Punjab side, Gayle said he was determined to do well. He also poked a bit of fun by saying that he has a score to settle with Virender Sehwag.

“I’m always determined, wherever I go in the world and whichever franchise I represent,” he says. “A lot of people said ‘Chris has a point to prove.’

Gayle was at his best in Mohali

The self-proclaimed World Boss was picked by Punjab in the third round of the auction after being tagged unsold in the initial phase of the IPL auction.

“Virender Sehwag has saved the IPL by picking me. Sehwag said in an interview: If Chris wins you two games, we have our monies worth. I need to have a chat with him about that!”I’m glad to be able to get 100 here today. I’m going to miss this wicket, to be honest. Time waits for no one but I’m not here to prove anything to be anyone. I just want to move on, enjoy my cricket.” he added.