Chris Gayle celebrates after being picked up by the Kings XI Punjab

The 38-year old celebrated with a bhangra after smashing a six.

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Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: Instagram)

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Carribean explosive batsman Chris Gayle gave a fitting tribute to Kings XI Punjab after being bought by the franchise for the upcoming season of IPL. Gayle was bought at his base price of Rs 2 crore after he went unsold on Day 1 of the auctions. Since the moment KXIP purchased him, Gayle has been extremely active in social media. Practising with his Jamaican teammate Andre Russell in the nets, Gayle started a banter with him by saying, “This Knight Rider player can’t be a Punjabi man.

Not to forget that Andre Russell forms an integral cog of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in IPL. He was retained by the franchise prior to the auctions. Moving forward, Russell said that he will do Punjabi ‘bhangra’ dance after hitting a 6 against Gayle. But interestingly it happened the other way round happened as the Caribbean opener dismissed Russell and celebrated by patting his thigh and showing off his mustache in typical Punjabi style.

Soon enough, the swashbuckling left-hander uploaded it to his official Instagram account.

You can see the video below

For the first time since 2011, Gayle will be representing a different team in the tournament’s history. His IPL career began with KKR in 2008, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore between 2011 to 2017 and now KXIP. Gayle, who carries immense fan following, has not been at this best for the last couple of IPL seasons. This made franchises of IPL a bit cold towards Gayle during the auction. Gayle remained unsold in first two rounds of the auction and finally got bid by KXIP in the third round.

Nevertheless, the 38-year-old carries a reputation for being one of the most lethal batsmen in the shorter format. A batting dynamo at the top, Gayle keeps the ability to decimate any bowling attack on his day. The T20 World Cup winner will be keen to justify his lofty standard and deliver, in a bid to prove his critics wrong.

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