Kings XI Punjab head coach Anil Kumble had beforehand confirmed that they have been able to play Chris Gayle in opposition to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) earlier than the Universe Boss suffered a abdomen bug. The West Indian opener was once more lacking from KXIP’s enjoying 11 in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi on Saturday which additionally brought on a variety of eyebrows elevating. But quickly after the sport, he posted a video from a hospital room.
Taking to Instagram, Gayle shared a video from a hospital room and wrote – “The struggle is real…Jah Jah.” – on Saturday (October 10).
HERE IS A SCREENGRAB OF THE VIDEO:
There have been a variety of questions round Gayle’s place within the KXIP outfit on social media and if he would get a recreation. And Kumble revealed in an interplay with the host broadcasters in the course of the SRH innings on Thursday on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium that Gayle was really a part of the plan for the sport.
“Gayle was going to play today, but he is down with food poisoning,” Kumble revealed.
Earlier, chatting with ANI, star batsman Mayank Agarwal had spoken about how Gayle has been always serving to the batting group within the franchise by sharing his expertise.
“Gayle is an integral a part of KXIP whether or not enjoying or mentoring. He has been chatting with all of us, contributing within the batters’ assembly and likewise sharing stuff which is essential. I’ve had nice conversations with Gayle. We first performed collectively in RCB and simply watching him play and chatting is unbelievable.
“Even here he told me don’t have to do anything extraordinary, just keep trusting your skills and execute them. He asks me to go out and enjoy the game. Before the last game he said you are batting great and just look to get into good batting positions. If you are striking well, make sure you continue scoring runs. These are just a few of the many good things he keeps saying. He is just not helping me, but a lot of the batsmen,” he had stated.