It's a brilliant start to my season, gushes Gayle

“We did speak about it (moving ball), myself and Dilshan. And he told me that we can catch up (with run-rate) in the end. But yes, the first couple of overs did a lot and it was like Test match bowling. I tried to connect the ball but it didn’t pay off. In the end, after the first three overs, we were able to get on top of them. Eventually, things got easier for me especially,” said Gayle after guiding Royal Challengers to their fourth consecutive win.

“It is a brilliant start,” gushed Gayle when asked about his second century in only his fourth match this season. “Coming in to the IPL after not being here in the initial stages, I have got two centuries now and I couldn’t have asked for a better start. It is better to get a good start rather than do the catch-up job.

“The team is doing well and we have won four games. It has been tough to be in the top four all the time and things are going to get even more difficult. The key for us is to try and continue our winning ways. We have got another home game here and hopefully we can play to the best of our abilities and put up a better performance,” he explained.

Kings XI skipper termed Gayle’s knock as ‘incredibly amazing’. “In the first two overs, the ball moved around a bit. He then decided to take his chances and rode his luck initially. He capitalised on his chances and it was truly an amazing innings. On these small grounds with the ropes 10 metres in, some of the shots that may have been caught in bigger grounds cleared the ropes. He will play those shots and then he will hit the next one forty rows back!"

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