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IPL 2017: Gayle, Pietersen Engage in Friendly Banter

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 9, 2017, 10:18 PM IST
IPL 2017: Gayle, Pietersen Engage in Friendly Banter

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New Delhi: Swashbuckling Royal Challengers Bangalore opening batsman Chris Gayle is known for his larger than life attitude both on an off the pitch. And his colorful persona came to the fore when Gayle was 'grilled' by Kevin Pietersen during RCB's second match of the tournament against Delhi Daredevils on Saturday night.

Gayle was on mic and that is when Pietersen — who was commentating with Ravi Shastri and Murali Karthik — started a friendly banter with the West Indian.

Referring to Gayle's 'colourful' Instagram account, the former England star said why he is trying to 'act' cool.

"It’s coming and you know it has got nothing to do with cricket. I can see that smile. Look at you acting cool. Your Instagram is very colourful. Why is not colourful at the moment? Is the family in the town," asked Pietersen.

Gayle replied by saying: "Yes the family is in town. So, you got to keep it pretty. You got to keep it neat"

Gayle was dismissed on a full toss in the match and Pietersen continued the banter by asking the southpaw about that particular instance. Pietersen said: "Full-tosses are very dangerous ball aren’t they Chris?"

"I’m telling you. Tell me about it. It’s like a fruit. Eyes open up and you missed it," replied Gayle.

But it's Gayle answer about young Australian speedster Billy Stanlake which is bound to leave you in splits.

"Yeah. I faced him (Stanlake) in a practice game. A bit nippy but you need to put the youngster in their place," said Gayle.

Bangalore have played two matches in the season so far, winning one and losing one. RCB next take on Kings XI Punjab on Monday and Gayle will hope to end his drought and get some runs under his belt.

First Published: April 9, 2017, 4:59 PM IST

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