IPL 2018: Chris Gayle Shows His Muscle Power, Hits The Ball Out Of The Stadium Once Again — Watch

IPL 2018, KXIP vs MI, Match 33: Kings XI Punjab opener Chris Gayle created problems for Mumbai Indians bowler with yet another half-century

Chris Gayle’s performance has not been as rampant as we are used to seeing in the initial part of the innings. Nonetheless, he still managed to score the most number of runs for his team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and add another half-century to his Indian Premier League (IPL) career. The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ scored 50 runs from 40 deliveries. To everyone’s surprise, Gayle hit only 2 sixes in his innings compared to 6 fours.

However, the two sixes he struck had raw power. His first six came in the last over of the powerplay off Mitchell McClenaghan. The Kiwi pacer bowled a short delivery to Gayle who backed into the crease and struck it over square leg boundary for a maximum. The ball ended up on the roof of Holker stadium and the Umpires had to ask for a new ball to get the match to resume.

Here’s another example of Gayle’s brute force –

ALSO READ: Cheteshwar Pujara’s Disappointing County Stint Continues As Yorkshire Get All Out for 50 Runs — Watch

Gayle has been in fine form scoring his third half-century of the season and fourth fifty-plus score. The Caribbean opener got out trying to hit the short ball from Ben Cutting over the boundary, but the ball ended up in safe hands of Suryakumar Yadav.

ALSO READ: IPL 2018: Shubman Gill Opens Up On What He Went Through After Dropping MS Dhoni’s catch — Watch

Mumbai Indians (MI) made a comeback after taking Gayle’s wicket. Yuvraj Singh struggled to score on his comeback into the team. Cameos from Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis and Mayank Agarwal got KXIP to 175 for 5.