Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul felt he is seeing the best of Chris Gayle after Punjab’s eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL game in Sharjah on Monday.

Chris Gayle was named man-of-the-match for his 29-ball 51, which turned the chase in Kings XI’s favour.

“[On leaving Gayle out in the first half of the season] Chris, it was a very hard decision not to play him. He is the hungriest I have seen in the last seven-eight years playing for different franchises. [He is] Running ones and twos. And you know how he keeps the dressing room upbeat. To do it over and over again, year after year,” he said.

Rahul praised Mandeep Singh for his mental fortitude to play through the loss of his father, who passed away last Friday.

“The kind of toughness Mandeep has shown has rubbed on to other guys. Everybody is emotional. Just to put his hand up, just to be there, just to finish off…

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