West Indies star player and Kings XI Punjab opener – Chris Gayle is easily one of the most entertaining and fun loving cricketers around. Known to live life to the fullest, Gayle is an instant hit among the fans and enjoys unparalleled support irrespective of which part of the world he is in. On Tuesday as well, the 39-year old Gayle received customary welcome by his fans ahead of Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals match in Mohali.
However, this is not the first time when the big Jamaican has shook a leg or two on the bhangra beats. His dance moves are famous around the world and has a special fan base compared equivalent to his humongous sixes on the ground. After getting off from the team bus, fans welcomed the Universe Boss with some foot-tapping Dhol on which Gayle couldn’t stop his enthusiasm and danced for them. (SCORECARD)
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KXIP is currently placed 5th on the IPL points table while Rajasthan is languishing at the second-last spot in the league with two wins out of seven played. Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL game here Tuesday. Former Australia skipper Steve Smith was left out from the Rajasthan playing XI.
Smith, who has managed to score only 186 runs in seven matches for Rajasthan, was replaced by fellow Australian Ashton Turner, who will make his IPL debut. Rajasthan made two more changes, bringing in Stuart Binny and Ish Sodhi.
Kings XI also made a couple of changes to their playing XI, replacing Sam Curran with David Miller and picking Arshdeep Singh instead of Sarfaraz Khan.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh