IPL 2019: Chris Gayle is one of the best entertainers in the world of cricket; be it with the bat in his hand or with his dance moves. He is a crowd-puller like no other and fans got a glimpse of that when he broke into a traditional ‘bhangra’ step ahead of the crucial tie against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Kings XI Punjab was welcomed to traditional music when the team bus arrived at the Punjab Cricket Stadium. Gayle was as cool as a cucumber as he grooved to the music. Both, SRH and KXIP have won three matches from five games that they have played, which makes the ongoing match crucial. Also Read - IPL 2020: KXIP Allrounder Glenn Maxwell Responds to Virender Sehwag's 'Rs 10-Crore Cheerleader' Jibe
Here is the video of Gayle. Also Read - Chris Gayle, Liam Plunkett Pull Out of Inaugural Lanka Premier League
Meanwhile, a lot of hopes would be pinned on Gayle by KXIP after he had a commendable 2018 season where he amassed 368 runs including a hundred from 11 matches.
Kings XI Punjab skipper R. Ashwin won the toss and decided to field first against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Monday.
Punjab brought back Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Ankit Rajpoot to the fold while Sunrisers stand-in skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar said they will go with the same team.
At the time of filing the copy, SRH was 29/1 in 7 overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman