Twitter erupts as Chris Gayle storms his way to 6th IPL ton

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle was almost sidelined by the IPL franchises before getting picked by Kings XI Punjab for his base price of 2 crore. The coupled effect of a rising age and slowing reflexes were outlined as the major reasons for the drop in shares of the once-great IPL batsman.

Many said that his selection is more of a marketing strategy and they would be surprised if he makes it to the final playing XI, given the problem of plenty with the side. All this seamed true as the Gayle storm, as they call him, was not picked for the initial matches.

He warmed the benches and awaited his turn. But when his day finally came, he hit home the message loud and clear that there was still a lot of cricket left in him. This is what he had to say after his unbeaten 104-run knock.

"A lot of people thought I'm too old, after this innings, I have nothing to prove. This hundred is dedicated to my daughter. Tomorrow (Friday) is her birthday," said the universe boss.

After he notched up his 6th IPL century and 1st of the 2018 edition, twitter erupted with jubilation and fanfare. Here are some of the interesting tweets:

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