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IPL 2017: Chris Gayle to Auction His 10000-Run Landmark Bat

Watch Brendon McCullum’s ‘hat’ becomes the villain of Gujarat Lions gives Chris Gayle a second chance IPL 2017: If We Play Like This, We Don't Deserve To Win, Says RCB Skipper Virat Kohli
Eleena Tovar | 25 Abril, 2017, 18:53

Gayle was struggling for form and was dropped twice while Kohli missed the first three matches as Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a horror start this IPL, losing four of their first five matches. De Villiers mentioned in a video blog post that he took a few injections on Monday that generally take up to 48 hours to settle down.

While talking to Brett Lee, Chris Gayle announced that he will auction his 10,000-run landmark bat and the money will be donated to charity. Ironically that batsman is McCullum himself with 7,596 runs in 272 matches.

With an extraordinary performance by Chris Gayle (77 off 38), Virat Kohli (64 off 50), Travis Head (30 off 16) and Kedar Jadhav (38 off 16), RCB could easily manage set a tough target of 214 runs for the Gujarat Lions to chase. "So, it's actually a privilege to watch it from the other end and see you score fluently".

McCullum (72) chose to cut loose as a six and a four from the former New Zealand captain ended their powerplay at 57 for two. He went on to praise Kohli, saying that he loves "opening with him". Even Shaun Pollock spoke to me about my stance. "You're never too old to learn".

Talking about his stance, Gayle said: "A lot of guys spoke to me about my stance". Want to thank all the franchises and West Indies. Gayle soon upped the ante with a couple of sixes and boundaries in the eighth over to take the score to 75 runs, with the second maximum nearly claimed brilliantly by Brendon McCullum at the deep but his hat had made contact with the rope. Hopefully, the bowlers can utilize the wicket; variation is key on this wicket. Chahal's three big scalps included Dwayne Smith, Raina and McCullum; the leg-spinner finished with figures of 3-31.

The Jamaican, the self-proclaimed "universe boss", has scored 7,534 runs in fours and sixes in his Twenty20 career, including 18 centuries and 61 fifties.

"The way he bowled in the Champions League final was the reason why we wanted to get him into RCB", said Vettori. "If you can succeed in a stadium like the Chinnaswamy, then it means you are special and we saw that again with Chahal's performance", Vettori added. "A lotta talented youngsters, good fun, and it's been an absolute pleasure", Gayle said.