KXIP batsman Mandeep Singh praised his teammate Chris Gayle for showing spectacular performances in the side’s crucial matches. Mandeep said that Gayle should never think off the retirement & he is “probably the greatest T20 player ever”.
Mandeep Singh remarks came when KXIP defeated KKR by huge eight wickets in a clash on Monday. Singh & Gayle together registered a fantastic 117 runs partnership to help KXIP chase down the target of 150 runs which seemed an easy task for their side. “He (Gayle) should never retire. He is always in great touch. I have never seen him struggle. He is probably the greatest T20 player ever,” Singh said in the post-match press conference.
Also during the post-match presentation, Chris Gayle revealed that many young players in his team keep on asking him not to retire from the T20I cricket.
“Today the coach asked the senior players, we need to step up in crucial games, I am glad we were able to put my hand up. And the youngsters in the team are telling me, don’t retire,” Gayle had told host broadcaster Star Sports at the post-match presentation.
Highlighting KXIP’s current form, Mandeep Singh said, “It is just the self-belief that we have shown in the last few games that no matter what we have to keep that Punjabi fight in every game. I am very happy that games are going in our way.”
KXIP has grabbed fourth spot on the Points Table after defeating KKR in yesterday’s clash in the batting friendly Sharjah Cricket Stadium.