IPL 2019: KL Rahul reveals the most ‘mischievous’ player in the KXIP dressing room
Kings XI Punjab will face Rajasthan Royals in their IPL 2019 opening match.
Updated - Mar 25, 2019 4:38 pm
The Universe Boss Chris Gayle was picked up by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2018 auction after RCB had decided not to retain him. Gayle roared mightily for the KXIP in IPL 2018 with three half-centuries and a brilliant century against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, his inconsistent participation meant that his contribution went to waste, as KXIP failed to make it to the top four.
In IPL 2019, however, Gayle has decided to have as much fun as possible while helping KXIP in winning their maiden IPL title. KXIP have made it into the finals of IPL once, in 2014, when they were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who won their second title that year.
Chris Gayle is the naughtiest player in KXIP dressing room
Gayle’s partner-in-crime at the top, KL Rahul has termed the Bajan cricketer the most mischievous in the Punjab dressing room. Rahul is in awe of the highly energetic Gayle and backs him to deliver the goods in IPL 2019.
Recently, Chris Gayle had announced his arrival in KXIP camp and got onto pulling the legs of his teammates. First on his target was his opening partner KL Rahul, on whom Gayle took a dig while he was drinking something from a cup and Gayle asked whether he was drinking coffee.
“He is always up to mischief and tries to pull my legs,” Rahul was quoted as saying in Times Now. “He does not seem like a senior player in the dressing room but in fact, he is the naughtiest and most mischievous player in a dressing room. I have played with Gayle for quite a while, we had an opportunity to bat together for a few years in RCB and he considered me as a 21-year-old boy,” Rahul further added.
Kings XI Punjab will face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their IPL 2019 opening match on March 25 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.