In what comes as great news for Chris Gayle and Kings XI Punjab fans, the ‘Universe Boss’ has returned to training after having recovered from a stomach bug.
Chris Gayle was spotted back on the training ground and in likelihood, the southpaw will play his first IPL 2020 game when Kings XI Punjab [KXIP] lock horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore [RCB] on Thursday, October 15.
Gayle was supposed to feature during in KXIP fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders but head coach Anil Kumble revealed during that game that he missed out due to food poisoning.
“Chris Gayle was going to play today’s match but he is sick. He is down with food poisoning that’s why he isn’t in the playing eleven,” Head Coach Anil Kumble had told commentators during the game against SRH.
Chris Gayle’s absence in the playing 11 was questioned after KXIP continued to play the underperforming Glenn Maxwell. Wasim Jaffer, batting coach, was asked the same question prior to him getting infected with the stomach bug, where he said-
“Chris looks very much ready and is keen to get on to the park, he has been training really well and has looked really good in the nets,” batting coach Wasim Jaffer had mentioned to Kings XI Punjab a while back prior to the stomach infection, in an exclusive interview,” he said.