During the post-match presentation, his team's skipper and Man of the Match KL Rahul spoke about the 41-year-old's hunger for the game, while adding that the award should have been given to Gayle instead. "It doesn't matter who the bowler is, he does what he does". AB is always been someone who's been ready to look at the situation and adapt his game accordingly.
On Thursday, Gayle made his first appearance in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being released from hospital following a stomach bug. When he goes, the opposition know they have a slim chance and there's a good reason for that. "We have seen him do this time and again".
De Villiers struck six sixes in total as he gave another reminder of his incredible talent, having creamed 73 not out from 33 balls in Monday's thumping win over Kolkata Knight Riders. Gurkeerat scored 19 from 17 balls and remained unbeaten. When asked if there could be some tweaks to the openers, Kohli said, "Our game pattern is very clear". Young Dev has batted beautifully, finchy has played some impact innings.
Smith and Buttler then stabilised the RR innings, sharing a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket, taking their team past the 100-run mark in 12.4 overs. He brought up victory by hitting Jofra Archer for a big six over midwicket as Bangalore reached 179-3 with two deliveries to spare.
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RCB has won five matches and is now placed at the third spot in the points table with 10 points.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals is in seventh place with just six points from eight matches.