IPL 2021: Chris Gayle celebrates the Five Thighs with his Punjab Kings teammates.© Instagram
Chris Gayle recently completed his mandatory quarantine and has started training with his Punjab Kings teammates. Since joining the team, the West Indies star has led the entertainment front of his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise and kept fellow cricketers in a jovial mood. During one of those training sessions, Gayle was seen having a great time with some of his teammates – Mandeep Singh, Arshdeep Singh and Harpreet Brar. The Punjab team shared a video on Instagram, where the four players can be seen doing the famous Shikhar Dhawan thigh celebration. In the video, Gayle even says in a good mood: “Yeah, the Japps are back!”
Here is the video:
IPL 2021 is set to kick off on April 9, with reigning Indian champions Mumbai (MI) taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season opener.
The Punjab Kings will have their first game on April 12, when they face Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Having finished in sixth place in the standings, the team led by KL Rahul recorded six wins and eight losses in the IPL 2020.
Despite an inconsistent collective effort, Punjab captain Rahul managed to win the Orange Cap last season, with 670 races in 14 matches. He also slammed a ton and five half centuries.
During the IPL auction, the Punjab also made some big buys and could fight in the playoff race. Australian bowler Jhye Richardson was roped for Rs 14 crore, and Riley Meredith was bought for Rs 8 crore. The club also paid Rs 5.25 crore for Shahrukh Khan. Meanwhile, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan and Fabian Allen have also been added to the squad.
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