IPL 2018: KL Rahul says beware of Chris Gayle to other teams

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Kings XI Punjab posted a thrilling win of 4 runs over the visitors Chennai Super Kings. The host outclassed the CSK and registered the second win of their IPL 2018 campaign. The hero of the match was none other than “Christopher Henry Gayle” aka Chris Gayle who smashed 63 runs of just 33 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 7 boundaries.

His blistering knock of 63 runs helped Kings XI Punjab post a total of 197 runs on the board. After such incredible win over one of the strongest teams in IPL, Kings XI Punjab surely is confident camp. Wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul thinks Kings XI Punjab can take on any bowling attack as Gayle is hitting runs again.

KL Rahul says it is good news that Chris Gayle is hitting runs again. (image source: cricketnmore.com)

It is bad news for other teams that Gayle is hitting the ball well, says KL Rahul

As per reports in PTI, Kings XI Punjab batsman KL Rahul says it is good to see Gayle hitting runs. “It is amazing news for our team and bad news for the other teams that Chris Gayle is hitting the ball well. We all know he is a player who can win games single-handedly and demolish attacks on his day and that’s what he did today. We want him and we expect him to continue this form forward,” says wicket-keeper KL Rahul.

Our plan is to play aggressive cricket, further adds KL Rahul

Speaking further, KL Rahul says they will play aggressive cricket irrespective of the opposition. “Our plans are going to be simple whichever team we face and we will go out there and play aggressive cricket. About batting first and setting the target for the opposition. If you are batting first as an opener you give yourselves a couple of overs see what’s the wicket behaving and then try to assess what a good score on that wicket would be and then you plan accordingly. Even though this is our home game, we are still getting to know what the wicket is like. Once we play a couple of overs then we decide what a good target on that wicket is,” further quotes KL Rahul who was earlier associated with franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Chris Gayle was brought in by Kings XI Punjab at his base price of 2 crores after the left-handed batsman was not picked by his former franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is one of the most influencing players in the IPL. He has scored a total of 3689 runs in the 102 matches he has played in IPL.