Chris Gayle has been one of the greats of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has been a part of the IPL since 2009 and has set the tournament on fire with his explosive performances.
Gayle picks his favorite and unforgettable memories of the IPL. He picks his knock of 175 against the Pune Warriors as his first favorite IPL memory.
“I have to say the 175, given the fact it is a record. Getting the fastest hundred off 30 deliveries was fantastic. That will always stand out. So that’s No. 1.”
Gayle recalls his meeting with Shahrukh Khan
He also recalls the time when he met the King Khan of Bollywood. Gayle called him as a gentleman and has immense respect for him.
“Spending time with Shah Rukh Khan off the field, it was something fantastic and superb. What a gentleman he is, and I will always cherish those moments and respect those moments. King Khan, my respect, Sir.”
He recalled the iconic match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan when Mumbai needed to chase the target in just 14 overs to qualify for the playoffs.
“They needed to qualify within 12 overs at a particular run-rate. They did it and went on to win the championship that year, basically from nothing to champions. Most teams, not only within the IPL, but overall can always reflect on that situation and use it like an example to show that you’re never out of it. Never give up in life. When you get a chance, it might be slim, but still go for it, because you just never know,” Gayle recalls.
He also remembers his debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata where he scored a hundred at the Eden Gardens.
“Making my debut for RCB against Kolkata. Getting a century on debut against my former team in Kolkata, in Eden Gardens as well. That was pretty much fantastic,” Gayle concluded.
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