Bangalore v Punjab, IPL 2011, Bangalore May 6, 2011

Punjab succumb to merciless Gayle

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Royal Challengers Bangalore 205 for 6 (Gayle 107) beat Kings XI Punjab 120 for 9 (Aravind 4-14, Gayle 3-21) by 85 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Once every two years Bangalore hosts Aero India, the country's biggest air show, on the outskirts of the city. On Friday night, Chris Gayle took it upon himself to deliver a similar spectacle to the home crowd, which went ballistic while watching a flogging of a lifetime inflicted on Kings XI Punjab. As the deflated attack desperately sought mercy, Gayle celebrated his domination with a triumphant smile, propelling his team to a thumping fourth straight win with an unforgettable century that made a backyard out of the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Adam Gilchrist, cheery as ever, decided to field on a pitch that promised assistance to his four-pronged pace attack. While he met Gayle's onslaught with a look of awe and admiration, his bowlers were what they looked - stunned into submission. The early movement and a spate of hits and misses in the first couple of overs were the few signs of encouragement in an otherwise dispiriting innings.

Gayle targeted the straight boundary, rarely attempted any cross-bat heaves or slogs, and relied on brute strength, partly a consequence of what is known to be a fitness regime that's ever the aspiration of the healthier than normal. Ryan Harris was the first recipient of Gayle's treatment, as he clobbered two consecutive sixes over long-off and long-on in the fourth over.

The Punjab bowlers erred in length, often doling out length deliveries, but most would have been unsettled by Gayle's ruthless approach. His initial movement was to make room and, depending on the line, have a free swing in the same direction. Praveen Kumar's skills with variations in pace were conspicuous by their absence as he dished out a series of length deliveries that Gayle was only happy to dig into. After launching him for two straight sixes, he cashed in on some misdirection to pick up two fours in an over that yielded 22.

Gilchrist had to turn to spin and he found the expensive Piyush Chawla, whose figures this season took further beating with two monstrous sixes over midwicket off long hops. Virat Kohli, in a fortunate yet largely mature innings, was only too happy to cede floor to his partner. Gayle directed his attention to Love Ablish, whose pain of rejection was felt in three consecutive boundaries, one of which was a streaky edge past the diving Gilchrist.

A half-tracker from Abhishek Nayar disappeared over square leg, and the returning Ryan McLaren, who had delivered Punjab their first breakthrough with the wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan, was to bear first sight of Gayle's celebration upon reaching his century. He was hammered over long-on, followed by a disdainful punch through mid-off that brought up the landmark off 46 balls, Gayle's second this season.

Relief came when Gayle holed out to deep midwicket off Chawla, and Kohli was bowled two balls later, but AB de Villiers kept the innings on track with a typically aggressive cameo to leave Punjab with a daunting task. Such was the manner in which Gayle imposed himself, anything else was destined to be a sideshow. Punjab's innings turned out to be worse - it was a virtual non-event.

The signs were there when Gilchrist was brilliantly run out first ball by Asad Pathan while attempting a quick single, and as is the case in games decided by individuals, it wasn't long before Gayle stepped in. He cast aside his usually calm, sober self and reveled at every Punjab misfortune wrought by his offspin. Paul Valthaty spooned one to square leg, Dinesh Karthik was trapped in front and Chawla yorked. As Punjab limped towards a fourth defeat in a row, Gayle stood out amid the celebrations, fluttering curls, locomotive moves and all.

Siddhartha Talya is a sub editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • NBRADEE on May 7, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    Randy Wilson - time for you to read Vaneisa Baksh's articles, Tony Cozier's articles, the comments of ALL the players, past and present, and then go work for the WICB. You have absolutely no comprehension of what is transpiring here... The present WICB coach is not making any sense by not saying anything, either! The players have played continuously under circumstances of oppression and/or deceit by the WICB for quite some time; players such as Richards, Lara and now Chanderpaul are forced out of the team, and you choose to send continuosly denigrate the players???

  • jadi501 on May 7, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    I want to ask to WICB to answer all comments of fans ????????????????????

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:02 GMT

    Without a doubt 1 of the best performances I have seen out of Gayle. Weather issues are between him and WICB are not resolved soon, it seems to be behind him for now. I would love to see him carry on like this for the rest of the tournament (he might endup with the orange cap). If he gets a pick in the squad for India tour of the West Indies, form like this is surely what we need to keep flowing...

  • WindiesKing on May 7, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Gayle is currently the most destructive T20 player, bar none. It's a shame the WICB have treated this man the way they have. I can only hope they welcome him back with open arms as soon as possible. They stand to lose more than gain.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    Hold on people, this Gayle thing is all about money. The WICB prefer Gayle to pay them, than they pay him. Any WI player that play anywhere have to give 10% of their salary to the WICB. Taylor $30000 to WICB, Pollard $75000 to WICB, Gayle $60000 to WICB from this year IPL. Gayle could have gotten more but IPL rules states that he cant get more than the player he is replacing. If the WICB let them play for the WI against Pakistan, its going to miss out on all of this free money.

  • bc74 on May 7, 2011, 10:03 GMT

    @MaruthuDeflt, Sehwag scored 151 against Australia in Oz in 08, I'd say bowlers were already targeting him by then...( I can't speak for England, or SA though) A stronger Australian attack then too... Gayle in 20/20 is a scary proposition most definitely, I saw him hit some massive sixes in the Big Bash this season, but I'd rate Sehwag a more consistently destructive batsmen overall

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:00 GMT

    When the selectors have someone like Darren Sammy to captain then clearly they are not interested in calibre but rather in players who can kowtow to their every whim. Right now Sammy is occupying a position that prevents the team from being able to play a specialist player. And, of course, to show that they are the boss the WICBC would not have Gayle in the current team playing Pakistan, even thogh he is still, by far, the best opener and probably the second best batsman.

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    its a power fulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll player

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    chris gyle is monstar

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    lot of ppl are complaining that gayle not playing for Westindies, what abt pollard ? no one is talking abt him,

  • NBRADEE on May 7, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    Randy Wilson - time for you to read Vaneisa Baksh's articles, Tony Cozier's articles, the comments of ALL the players, past and present, and then go work for the WICB. You have absolutely no comprehension of what is transpiring here... The present WICB coach is not making any sense by not saying anything, either! The players have played continuously under circumstances of oppression and/or deceit by the WICB for quite some time; players such as Richards, Lara and now Chanderpaul are forced out of the team, and you choose to send continuosly denigrate the players???

  • jadi501 on May 7, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    I want to ask to WICB to answer all comments of fans ????????????????????

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:02 GMT

    Without a doubt 1 of the best performances I have seen out of Gayle. Weather issues are between him and WICB are not resolved soon, it seems to be behind him for now. I would love to see him carry on like this for the rest of the tournament (he might endup with the orange cap). If he gets a pick in the squad for India tour of the West Indies, form like this is surely what we need to keep flowing...

  • WindiesKing on May 7, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Gayle is currently the most destructive T20 player, bar none. It's a shame the WICB have treated this man the way they have. I can only hope they welcome him back with open arms as soon as possible. They stand to lose more than gain.

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    Hold on people, this Gayle thing is all about money. The WICB prefer Gayle to pay them, than they pay him. Any WI player that play anywhere have to give 10% of their salary to the WICB. Taylor $30000 to WICB, Pollard $75000 to WICB, Gayle $60000 to WICB from this year IPL. Gayle could have gotten more but IPL rules states that he cant get more than the player he is replacing. If the WICB let them play for the WI against Pakistan, its going to miss out on all of this free money.

  • bc74 on May 7, 2011, 10:03 GMT

    @MaruthuDeflt, Sehwag scored 151 against Australia in Oz in 08, I'd say bowlers were already targeting him by then...( I can't speak for England, or SA though) A stronger Australian attack then too... Gayle in 20/20 is a scary proposition most definitely, I saw him hit some massive sixes in the Big Bash this season, but I'd rate Sehwag a more consistently destructive batsmen overall

  • on May 7, 2011, 10:00 GMT

    When the selectors have someone like Darren Sammy to captain then clearly they are not interested in calibre but rather in players who can kowtow to their every whim. Right now Sammy is occupying a position that prevents the team from being able to play a specialist player. And, of course, to show that they are the boss the WICBC would not have Gayle in the current team playing Pakistan, even thogh he is still, by far, the best opener and probably the second best batsman.

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    its a power fulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll player

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    chris gyle is monstar

  • on May 7, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    lot of ppl are complaining that gayle not playing for Westindies, what abt pollard ? no one is talking abt him,

  • on May 7, 2011, 7:52 GMT

    I cannot believe this guy Chris gayle is not good enough to be included in the WI team. I wonder if he would consider citizenship in another country so he could be included in a national squad, what do think?

  • on May 7, 2011, 7:36 GMT

    It shows how ignorant the IPL teams were at the auction by not thinking that Gayle would be worth bidding for, and that his own nation for not selecting him. The IPL 2 million dollar men, such as the Pathan brothers and Gambir have not held a light to Gayle in his IPL stint. Makes you wonder what other unselected players would add such as Pakastani team members. I don't mind international players playing for IPL franchises but I don't want ANY players to be putting anything before national honours. I'm sick of players selectivly retiring from test then ODI to money grab, it needs to be as clear cut as they made it for the ICL. Stop the pandering to certain players, also players should play for their country first then their national state/club side then and side they choose, not happy seeing sides make the champions league and then missing key players like Taylor, Oram, White and Pollard, Bravo etc who all should have been playing for their regional sides before IPL franchises.

  • Gizza on May 7, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    @MaruthuDelft, Gayle's hundreds were against a weaker Australian bowling attack. India's last tour of Aus was indeed after Warne and McGrath's retirement but their bowlers were still better than the current ones (included Lee, Brad Hogg and an in-form Mitchell Johnson). Let's see what Sehwag can do in the 2011/12 tour. Also I think Gayle would struggle in South Africa and England, both teams with decent bowling attacks when playing at home.

  • MaruthuDelft on May 7, 2011, 6:22 GMT

    No doubt Sehwag is a fluent and powerful stroke maker but he is only second to Gayle. After international bowlers have targeted him Sehwag is yet to come up with a big knock in Australia, South Africa and England but Gayle has already played 2 wonderful knocks in Australia the previous summer.

  • on May 7, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    Look at Match meter its "RCB,RCB,RCB,RCB" .... its called GAYLE STORM EFFECT.....

  • on May 7, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    @AhmedHassan,... Read my lines carefully, I'm saying "Legend of IPL", he is yet to become "Legend of West indian cricket", But he has it everything in him, just needs to unleash it....

  • vanjulvinit on May 7, 2011, 5:16 GMT

    It was simply out of the park...loved his innings...pray WI board looks at his innings and give a savior to free falling WI cricket team... Gayle's innings was exceptional...

  • on May 7, 2011, 5:12 GMT

    @ KURUWITA ... Dude common Gayle has got 2 300+ scores in test matches... Yea of course there is no comparison between Gayle and Sachin but you have it to give it to Gayle as well. He is good in all formats, the question is his consistency

  • on May 7, 2011, 4:58 GMT

    I couldnt understand the reason why gilchrist sends praveen kumar as a tail ender. He too can bat isn't it...

  • on May 7, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    Gayle is an ONE MAN ARMY.

  • BULTY on May 7, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    If Sehwag's "one man show" was too classy without a compare, Chris Gayle's performance, first with the bat & then with the ball, was simply exasperating to say the least. Defeat & desperation can sometimes make a sportsman/sportswoman even stronger and Chris Gayle is one among such persons. Rejected by KKR to being with, dumped by his national selectors for national duty, he grabbed with both hands the chance RCB offered him to play this IPL and he's simply relishing it. To play a large part in a fourth consecutive win for RCB since he joining the team & lift the chances of their qualifying for the play off after a lack luster initial performance, would have given him immense satisfaction. I don't think any other performance, including the classy performance by Sehwag, could compare with this. Hats off to this guy. Keep similing Chris, get more of the aerial show and you would win many hearts with Bangaloreans especially RCB fans.

  • on May 7, 2011, 4:24 GMT

    I cannot believe this guy Chris gayle is not good enough to be included in the WI team. I wonder if he would consider citizenship in another country so he could be included in a national squad, what do think?

  • on May 7, 2011, 4:13 GMT

    Go Gayle Go - WICB want to go another direction - i wonder what direction that is. Keep scoring your crnturies and eat ah food!

  • slippingsillypoint on May 7, 2011, 3:33 GMT

    mr consistant D L Vettori !!

  • cgtboy87 on May 7, 2011, 2:12 GMT

    GAYLE IS KING OF THE IPL ................GALE IS KING OF THE IPL...NO ONE CAN BE COMPARED TO GYALE IN THE IPL.....IPL IPL...T20 CRICKET GAYLE IS KING.....GAYLE IS KING

  • dsig3 on May 7, 2011, 2:07 GMT

    He is a weapon. You have to respect the guy. He acts like he doesnt care and will always be the target of the media. But no-one can match him when its Gayles day.

  • Challie on May 7, 2011, 1:52 GMT

    I agree with Ram Jegendran - Gayle is really MAD with WICBC. I also think that he is comfortable with the team he is in, with Dilshan, Virat, AB, et al. He knows that he can go hard. If he fails, then others can pick up the slack. When Gayle takes the crease for the Windies, he knows that he cannot get out! Cannot! Just imagine if Windies had a few other guys who could do something. Maybe we could see the same kind of action.

  • on May 7, 2011, 1:29 GMT

    Nothing man.. No comparision... Gayles inning is not daily but Sachin, its everyday... Gayle might be smashing hard, getting runs very quickly but class of sachin and his average remains at high only.... Bt one point is good MI too need one attacking opener bcoz teams have best firepower with anchor man and mainly settled opening pair CSK Vijay-Hussey, DD Warner-Sehwag MI need to sort out opening I think opening with suman will be better with franklin playing down d order will be just right untill davy recovers

  • on May 6, 2011, 23:34 GMT

    Gayle is MAD at West Indies cricket board naturally T20 is a mad man cricket and he is doing well. When you play T20 have a fight with someone and have a go you may succeed !

  • on May 6, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    Sachin is playing 20/20 just like one day cricket. It might not be good enough to chase down 200 plus runs. That is the problem with Mumbai Indians. They dont have an attacking opener.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on May 6, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    I also do not believe you cannot compare a player in 2 different formats. T20 players are different to Test players. Gayle is good in T20 but not good in ODI or Test. There are some players who can adjust to all formats and play very well like Sachin. Anyway Chris inning is one of the best I remember. I also remember another Chris (Cairns) played a very good century with 7 or 8 sixes end of last century for Black Caps.

  • AhmedHassan on May 6, 2011, 19:48 GMT

    @Sameer Joseph: No one can become a "Legend" by performing in the IPL... I think v all are capable to differentiate between real cricket and IPL :P, Peace man...

  • on May 6, 2011, 19:37 GMT

    @ john duch in fact the WICB is having some issues with senior players in west indies team, on the behalf of those issues the cricket board wasn't interested to let some of the senior players play , so when he was not selected for the T20 and for the first 2 Odis against pakistan, he went mad, got disappointed , WICB was showing that he wasn't fit , we tried hard to reach to Gayle but he didn't respond , on Gayle side he said when i came to know that he been dropped from the team so he had no choice but to play in IPL, so he asked for the NOC , while WICB was trying to blame him as he is running after money so on blab la, that's was the whole story in short , but now WICB must realize what have they done? he is the best not only in WEST INDIES team but in whole cricket world , thumbs up ! well done Gayel

  • anupq1 on May 6, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    i dont understand the selectors in west indies....how can they drop gayle mercilessly....

  • rdwights on May 6, 2011, 19:22 GMT

    it is unfair to judge Gayle now as against when he plays for the West Indies. When he plays for this IPL team he has a strong batting lone up behind him and so he can play with the freedom like what Viv had at the time. When he plays for WI if he falters the side loses as the team is heavily dependent on him for victory.

    The great Lara had that pressure also so please folks be fair

  • on May 6, 2011, 19:18 GMT

    Gayle is one the road to become legend of IPL.... WICB is headed by Jokers...Gayle taught a lesson to them,

  • vatsa13 on May 6, 2011, 19:09 GMT

    @reghuh, talk sensibly, ganguly need 145 balls to score century, which will not happen in IPL. forget him,

  • on May 6, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    @Randy_Wilson: Ever heard of a chap named Kerry Packer?

  • philibert on May 6, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    gayle is the most attacking batsman of all time!!! gayle is the boss

  • on May 6, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    Good going. I wonder what they are thinkin now.

  • b4u8me2 on May 6, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    Randy_Wilson, what are u talking about? You are so blinded!! Have u listened and paid any credit to what Chris Gayle and Chanderpaul both have said. This is how Chris Gayle bats and of course he is gonna be successful when he can play his natural game without worrying that if he gets out the entire team is going to collapse and get bowled out. Do you think he would have had the freedom to be jumping down the wicket and making heaves at length deliveries had it been a game for the WI? He would be criticized as reckless, even more so if he got out. For the RCB he can play the way he plays best.

  • on May 6, 2011, 18:04 GMT

    On the hindsight, Punjab made a blunder in going for Gilchrist. Gilchrist is past his prime. He's no more the same attacking player. Had they bid for Gayle, they would have got him for his base price and they would have been in a better position. Delhi made more mistakes in letting go of Gambhir, AB and Vettori. The other team which was revamped and was badly battered is Deccan.

  • on May 6, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    Are you people aware that WICB gave Gayle the NO OBJECTION certificate to play in this IPL. Are you people also aware that without this NO OBJECTION certificate Gayle would not have been able to play. I am STILL waiting for someone to comment on this please.

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    Guys...would you just let it go...what Gayle did for his country or might have done for his country...sheeesh...he blasted such a brilliant century...lets just praise him for his all round performance

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:38 GMT

    A simply awesome display of power from Chris Gayle !

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    if you guys listen to the interview yesterday that chanderpaul did , you would not say gayle is all for money alone

  • SRT_GENIUS on May 6, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    @reghuh: Really loved it when Ganguly blasted a century of 45 balls in last IPL.

  • on May 6, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Gayle and Simmons to open in the first test against Pakistan! Sammy has to go.

  • on May 6, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    WI cricket board! take this .... in your face

  • Randy_Wilson on May 6, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Take Money of IPL and you would then see how C Gayle would perform, it's all about money for him, he wasted his talent. I am a big C Gayle fan, but i am disappointed with his performance in W.I. because if your Loyal to WI fan, you wouldn't care a Dam what WICB does and you would perform all the time. Old W.I player played for PRIDE, they use to have to come back home and look for work to support there family. these day WI player are getting pay money, it may not be alot like the rest of Team, but they are still been paid a fair amount. and C Gayle turning down the Central contract when it was given to him, when he was CAPTAIN of W.I. it was a shame, if he retain that Contract today he would Still be W.I CAPTAIN. than none of us would be complaining on Sammy. GAYLE is at fault, i am not saying WICB is not at fault, they are to. BUT Gayle is really disappointed. Plus he was given The Cat 1 Contract which was a high Paying Contract. and he wanted to be a Freelance JUST TO PLAY IPL.

  • on May 6, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    Yes, what do you expect, when u have selectors who have does not a test hundred, more over, as a bowler, he played 10 inns and took 1 wk per inns. He also never even played a one day international.....We need to have Clive Lloyd as chairman, Viv Richards, Tony Cozier/Big Bird Joel G., Ian Bishop and Sobers as the selectors.

  • reghuh on May 6, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    People are mad not to pick Chris Gayle , Sourav Ganguly initially for IPL 4 He is defenitely a game changer..... Dada or Gayle could have changed the fortunes of teams....atleast RCB realised that and they are now enjoying the fruits of the decision. Pune warriors did not let Dada play last match and they lost it again.........

  • on May 6, 2011, 15:54 GMT

    Who the hell is that Hilarie man......See the way he batted...and just now RCB Fitness trainer also pointed out that he is the hardcore gym addicted man.....Don't talk about Chris Gayle

  • tnelson on May 6, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Indeed, this is the guy that was not good enough to play for WI. But how do you also explain that both bowlers Bishoo, which was a replacement in the World Cup, and Rampaul who are the star performer, did not play consistently, beacuase we had to have a "coin tosser" in the side. Could performnace possibly be the prime criterion for selection of the WI team? I think not.

  • rayinto on May 6, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    This is the same Gayle that Hilaire refuses to pick for the West Indies?

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  • rayinto on May 6, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    This is the same Gayle that Hilaire refuses to pick for the West Indies?

  • tnelson on May 6, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Indeed, this is the guy that was not good enough to play for WI. But how do you also explain that both bowlers Bishoo, which was a replacement in the World Cup, and Rampaul who are the star performer, did not play consistently, beacuase we had to have a "coin tosser" in the side. Could performnace possibly be the prime criterion for selection of the WI team? I think not.

  • on May 6, 2011, 15:54 GMT

    Who the hell is that Hilarie man......See the way he batted...and just now RCB Fitness trainer also pointed out that he is the hardcore gym addicted man.....Don't talk about Chris Gayle

  • reghuh on May 6, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    People are mad not to pick Chris Gayle , Sourav Ganguly initially for IPL 4 He is defenitely a game changer..... Dada or Gayle could have changed the fortunes of teams....atleast RCB realised that and they are now enjoying the fruits of the decision. Pune warriors did not let Dada play last match and they lost it again.........

  • on May 6, 2011, 16:20 GMT

    Yes, what do you expect, when u have selectors who have does not a test hundred, more over, as a bowler, he played 10 inns and took 1 wk per inns. He also never even played a one day international.....We need to have Clive Lloyd as chairman, Viv Richards, Tony Cozier/Big Bird Joel G., Ian Bishop and Sobers as the selectors.

  • Randy_Wilson on May 6, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Take Money of IPL and you would then see how C Gayle would perform, it's all about money for him, he wasted his talent. I am a big C Gayle fan, but i am disappointed with his performance in W.I. because if your Loyal to WI fan, you wouldn't care a Dam what WICB does and you would perform all the time. Old W.I player played for PRIDE, they use to have to come back home and look for work to support there family. these day WI player are getting pay money, it may not be alot like the rest of Team, but they are still been paid a fair amount. and C Gayle turning down the Central contract when it was given to him, when he was CAPTAIN of W.I. it was a shame, if he retain that Contract today he would Still be W.I CAPTAIN. than none of us would be complaining on Sammy. GAYLE is at fault, i am not saying WICB is not at fault, they are to. BUT Gayle is really disappointed. Plus he was given The Cat 1 Contract which was a high Paying Contract. and he wanted to be a Freelance JUST TO PLAY IPL.

  • on May 6, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    WI cricket board! take this .... in your face

  • on May 6, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    Gayle and Simmons to open in the first test against Pakistan! Sammy has to go.

  • SRT_GENIUS on May 6, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    @reghuh: Really loved it when Ganguly blasted a century of 45 balls in last IPL.

  • on May 6, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    if you guys listen to the interview yesterday that chanderpaul did , you would not say gayle is all for money alone