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Universe Boss Chris Gayle’s superb return to IPL pleases fellow West Indian Kieron Pollard

The 28-year old slammed an impressive 61 against the Chennai Super Kings at Mohali

Chris Gayle & Kieron Pollard
Captains Chris Gayle and Keiron Pollard shake hands. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images Latin America for CPL)

The recently concluded IPL auction’s first couple of rounds stunned everyone when West Indies’ star opener Chris Gayle found no buyers in the Indian Premier League. Gayle, one of the very famous players of the RCB side was not retained by them and was sent in the pool for fresh auctions. Known as the Universe Boss, Gayle was finally picked by Kings XI Punjab management which was led by former India opener Virender Sehwag.

However, the player did not feature in the playing XI for his new franchise for the initial few matches but announced himself with a bang when he finally got an opportunity. Gayle demolished the Chennai Super Kings bowlers during his innings of 66 which came in just 33 deliveries.

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Gayle announced himself in style: Pollard

His West Indies teammate Kieron Pollard said that it was great to see “Univers Boss” return with superb innings. “When you talk about Chris Gayle, you talk about the guy with most T20 runs, the best record, the most sixes, the most dominant force in T20 cricket. As a fellow West Indian, it is disappointing that he didn’t fetch a buyer in the first or second round. But he eventually got a buyer. And in his first game in the tournament, it was pleasing to see do what he can do,” Pollard was quoted as saying by The Hindustan Times.

According to Pollard, Gayle had to prove himself once again and he did that in style. “It seems like he has to prove himself once again. And Universe Boss does in fine style, he did it well. And as a fellow West Indian, it is pleasing to see him come out and score runs,” said the Mumbai Indians player.

Great to see all the West-Indians performing in the IPL: Pollard

Pollard, in fact, was pleased to see all the West Indians performing well in the IPL. it is pleasing for me to see (Andre) Russell, (Dwayne) Bravo and all the guys doing well. Every day, you’re happy to see these guys performing, and when it is your day, they will be happy in return for you as well,” said the 30-year-old Pollard.

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