[www.inewsguyana.com] – Another catastrophic batting collapse led the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to another loss – their second on the trot – as Indian Premier League action continued on Monday, April 28.
The most welcome sight was the return of West Indian Batsman Christopher Gayle, who showed his aggression early before departing for a quick 20.
After his departure, the Batsman admitted that he was not at 100% fitness but noted that his aggression got the better of him.
“I got carried away a bit; I tried to calm myself down. I sent for some water; to try and calm me down.” Gayle told the commentary team during the match.
The batsman added that he is eager to get into action again as he has not been playing a lot cricket recently.
“As a batsman I expect these things; I haven’t been batting; I’ve been rusty.”
Gayle, who had to take some amount of injections ahead of the game today, managed to make 20 runs from 7 balls, looking to return to the devastating form that once was.
Unfortunately, he dismissed the following over, bowled to Sandeep Sharma who ended the innings with three wickets.
Shortly after Gayle’s Dismissal, Captain Virat Kholi followed, with only 35 from Yuvraj Singh being higher than his 20.
The RCB bowling worked hard to defend their 124/8 total, gaining valuable support from the fielding, Mitchell Starc taking two superb catches but fell by five wickets with seven balls remaining.