IPL 2018, KKR vs KXIP: Chris Gayle overtakes Virat Kohli to snatch Orange Cap
In the encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab being played at Eden Gardens on Saturday, Gayle started from where he had left in the previous encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He continued his rampage against KKR and in the process overtook his previous teammate from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli for the Orange Cap.

IPL 2018, KKR vs KXIP: Chris Gayle overtakes Virat Kohli to snatch Orange Cap

In the encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab being played at Eden Gardens on Saturday, Gayle started from where he had left in the previous encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He continued his rampage against KKR and in the process overtook his previous teammate from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli for the Orange Cap.

New Delhi: At the time when IPL auctions were being held in January for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League, Chris Gayle, the most entertaining batsman of the T20 format, was not part of the team franchises owners major plans. This was evident when he went unsold for two times and was only taken by Kings XI Punjab management at the fag end of auctions and that too at his base price of Rs 2 Crore. However, in his three outings so far for the Punjab outfit 'Universe Boss' has proved that he has more left in him than perceived.

In the encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab being played at Eden Gardens on Saturday, Gayle started from where he had left in the previous encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He continued his rampage against KKR and in the process overtook his previous teammate from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli for the Orange Cap. The RCB skipper had made 93 runs in a losing battle against Mumbai Indians to put on the Orange Cap (awarded to the highest run scorer in an IPL edition). The Jamaican, when reached on 34, leapfrogged the Indian skipper for the Orange Cap.

This is Gayle's third encounter in IPL 2018 and he has already made 33-ball 63 against Chennai Super Kings, a century from just 58 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad and was at 49 not out when the match was interrupted due to rain in Kolkata. Post his sixth IPL century, the Carribean batsman had taken a dig at other IPL franchises to ignore him at the IPL auctions. He gave credit to a fellow swashbuckling batsman, Sehwag also the Director of Cricket at KXIP for picking him up. "I think Virender Sehwag saved the IPL by picking me (in the January auctions)," said Gayle. "Everyone says I have a lot to prove. I am just here to put some respect on my name," he added.



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