IPL 2019: I am not scary. No need to fear Universe Boss, says Chris Gayle

first_img 3 Nicholas Pooran (PNJ) N. Pooran (PNJ) not out Match Ended covers AB de Villiers (BLR) de Villiers (BLR) 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 0 Mayank Agarwal M. Agarwal c Yuzvendra Chahal b Marcus Stoinis not out 21 166.66 covers 9 fine Leg (20.0) 82 (44) 1 fine Leg Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Mid Wicket 0 Point Mid off Mid Wicket fine Leg B 46 (28) Punjab PNJ 0 3 4 Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed Navdeep Saini (BLR) N. Saini (BLR) view more view less 7.33 fine Leg 42 fine Leg 6.5 Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Rod Tucker (AUS) vs 164.28 Point Mid off 28 Mid Wicket 4s 0 Square Leg 3 4 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Point 230 0 0 Mid off – 182/6 ( R. Ashwin 19.2 Overs) , Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal Umesh Yadav (BLR) U. Yadav (BLR) 1 Mid on 25 Bangalore BLR advertisement All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Square Leg 1 8.25 c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini Point 6 Match Ended fine Leg 202/4 35 Point m 2 13 Scorecard o Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Square Leg 1 0 Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav All batsmen are considered right handed 36 India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 08:38 IST Chris Gayle has already scored 444 runs in IPL 2019 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle has scored 444 runs in 10 matches for Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueGayle was named in the West Indies squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup on WednesdayChris Gayle said he was getting better with age and added there was no need to fear himChris Gayle is in scary mood and form in the 2019 Indian Premier League. He debuted for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and made an immediate impression with a blistering hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad – he finished last season with 368 runs from 11 matches.In the 2019 IPL, Chris Gayle has been more destructive. He has played 10 matches so far this summer and he has already crossed the 400-run mark (444 runs so far) for the first time since 2015 when he smashed 491 runs. This year, his average is at its highest since 2013 and his strike rate at its highest since 2012.MS Dhoni was thankful to Harbhajan Singh after he snared the dangerous Chris Gayle early in the innings. One of the wiliest captains in the game, Dhoni said he knew an off-spinner stood the best chance of getting Gayle out early.It’s no secret: opposition bowlers and captains are scared of Chris Gayle. If the West Indian superstar gets going, he can do some serious damage. But Gayle said, wait for it, there’s no reason to fear him.By the way, Chris Gayle was confident he would be part of West Indies’ World Cup side – he indeed was named in the squad not long after the interview. Gayle said he is looking forward to the tournament. Given his form against England in the ODI series at home, it will be shocking if they leave Gayle out.”Nothing new for everyone to fear me. But hey, I am not scary okay? So there’s no need to fear the Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle told India Today. “I am normal like everyone else. I may hit a few sixes more than anyone else but at the same time, it takes only 1 ball to get Universe Boss out. The World Cup is a big thing for the entire world to see their own nations do well in the World Cup and I am looking forward to it as well.advertisement”I will definitely be a part of the West Indies side of the World Cup. I will be fit and ready and really looking forward to it. A lot of talks have been around that teams should be wary of the West Indies based on what has actually happened in the ODI series vs England at home. Once the team is selected and we can come together as a group, I am sure we can do some damage in the World Cup.Chris Gayle had earlier said this would be his last World Cup but during the interview, he said it was possible he would play longer when (not if) West Indies win the World Cup.Chris Gayle is nearly 40 but he is still one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket. During the 2019 IPL., he became the fastest to 4000 runs in the IPL and the first man to hit 300 sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League.”Maybe I am getting better with age. One of my best ODI performances came against England. Maybe I am beginning to peak at 39,” Chris Gayle said.Also Read | Chris Gayle, Andre Russell in West Indies 2019 World Cup squadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Chris GayleFollow Universe BossFollow KXIPFollow Kings XI Punjab 22 Bangalore BLR 2 2 Square Leg Mid off Super Over third Man 2 3 13.5 Ankit Rajpoot A. Rajpoot 0 0 S/R Square Leg c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini 0 Mid on 1 Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 42 commentary Point 185/7 third Man Mid Wicket 27 Chris Gayle C. Gayle c AB de Villiers b Umesh Yadav David Miller D. Miller c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini covers third Man 100 24 third Man Bangalore Square Leg 185/7 0 2 46 w Toss: PNJ elected to field r Mid on Mid Wicket 202/4 nb Fall of Wickets c Parthiv Patel b Umesh Yadav covers Square Leg c AB de Villiers b Umesh Yadav Bangalore Bowling BLR Bowling 300 3/36 (4) 4 33 Mid off Mid off Mid Wicket 42/1 ( C. Gayle 3.2 Overs) , 2/33 (4) 1 Mid off wd All batsmen are considered right handed Punjab Mid Wicket covers All batsmen are considered right handed 7 view full scorecard 96 Square Leg R 0 covers All batsmen are considered right handed (20.0) Nicholas Pooran (wk) N. Pooran (wk) c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini fine Leg Mid Wicket 21 0 Washington Sundar W. Sundar 50 third Man 0 Extras: 4 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 4, NB: 0, P: 0) 0 Lokesh Rahul L. Rahul c Tim Southee b Moeen Ali Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs Mid on 101/2 ( M. Agarwal 9.1 Overs) , 0 Moeen Ali M. Ali Navdeep Saini N. Saini third Man 182/7 ( H. Viljoen 19.3 Overs) , 1 Mid on Umesh Yadav U. Yadav 0 fine Leg 2 Mandeep Singh M. Singh not out 155.55 Tim Southee T. Southee covers Punjab batting PNJ batting (20.0) Point 0 Marcus Stoinis M. Stoinis (20.0) 1 4 0 e/r covers 5 third Man 176/5 ( N. Pooran 19 Overs) , 10.5 185/7 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Marcus Stoinis 33 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Mid on 0 (20.0) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 27 105/3 ( L. Rahul 10.1 Overs) , Series Status: Player Of The Match: AB de Villiers Mohammed Shami M. Shami Murugan Ashwin M. Ashwin not out 4 5 Punjab PNJ c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav graphs 23 IPL 2019: I am not scary. No need to fear Universe Boss, says Chris GayleIPL 2019: Chris Gayle said there was no need to fear him because he hits more sixes than other players. In an interview with India Today, Gayle said he was getting better with age. 0 Mid off 6s Hardus Viljoen H. Viljoen c Parthiv Patel b Umesh Yadav 10 173/4 ( D. 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