IPL 2020: Chris Gayle fined for aggressive behaviour against Rajasthan Royals
First Published 31, Oct 2020, 1:03 PM
Chris Gayle played a fine knock of 99 runs for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Friday. He lost his calm on being bowled for 99, for which he has been fined. He has been in sensational form with the bat in the past few matches for KXIP.
The ‘Universal Boss’, Chris Gayle, has been fined 10 per cent of the match fee for his violent behaviour, where he was seen throwing his bat away, as he was dismissed on 99 runs. He has been fined for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) code of conduct.
The incident happened in Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR), in Abu Dhabi, on Friday.
Chris Gayle, who walked onto the pitch at the end of the first over, looked promising right from the start. He smashed 50 in just 33 balls and continued his massive hitting.
Together, with skipper KL Rahul, he made a 120-run stand, that aggregated little pressure on RR.
He continued hitting hard with the bat and in his innings, he smashed eight sixes and six fours. He was in a fiery form but was dismissed by Jofra Archer on 99 runs (from 63 balls) in the 20th over.
Archer, who was hit a six on just the previous ball, bowled a yorker to deceive the long-standing man, Gayle, on which he lost his wicket. Falling short of just a run for the mega century, he threw his bat in disgust.
However, the experienced player, while returning to the dugout, gracefully shook hands with Archer. post which he was fined for losing his temper initially.