IPL 2019: Chris Gayle announced himself in the ongoing IPL in style as he smashed a breathtaking 47-ball 79 against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. It was the opening match for both teams in the tournament and Gayle made history as he became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs in 111 innings. He also became the second foreign player to do so. The other player to reach that mark is David Warner. Gayle also joined AB de Villiers to register 31 half-centuries in the league which is the second highest for overseas players. His knock against the Royals comprised of four sixes and eight fours. He was dealing in boundaries and that got Twitter on fire as Gayle fans went berserk hailing him. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals COO Reveals Reason Behind Releasing Steve Smith

Here is how they reacted to his blitz: Also Read - IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Appoint Ish Sodhi as Liaison Officer

Meanwhile, KXIP has posted a daunting 184/4. It is a big chase for Rahane’s Royals. The key to the chase would be the start.