As the upcoming 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) gets postponed till April 15 due to Coronavirus pandemic, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad gets engaged playful banter over the two stalwarts – Chris Gayle and David Warner on popular social media handle Twitter. Also Read - Shoaib Akhtar Proposes India vs Pakistan Series to Raise Funds For Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
It all began when the official host broadcaster of IPL – Star Sports compared King XI Punjab’s Gayle and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Warner, asking who is more destructive. “But which one do you think is the more destructive #VIVOIPL opener?” – the Tweet read. Also Read - Ben Stokes Named Wisden's Leading Men's Cricketer in World; Ellyse Perry Bags Women's Honours
Kings XI Punjab responded by boasting about Gayle’s records: “One of them has the most no. of IPL centuries, the highest-ever score in IPL, a strike rate of over 150, the fastest-ever century in IPL history and the most sixes in the competition to his name. I think we know who our pick is!”
Sunrisers Hyderabad was quick to respond: “3 x Orange Caps 1 x IPL Trophy Need a lift.”
Gayle has scored the most number of centuries in IPL history (6) with his score of 175 scored in 2013 still being highest ever.
Warner has four IPL tons. He was the orange cap holder in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and also lifted the trophy in 2016 as skipper.
Gayle has played for Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore before, but has never been a part of an IPL winning team.