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Chris Gayle explains why he pointed to ‘The Boss’ sign on his bat after scoring fifty

On Thursday, Chris Gayle played his first game for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League 2020. The franchise had seen some splendid performances from openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, and in the bowling department from Mohammed Shami. But despite the individual brilliance of a few players, KXIP were not being able to convert them into wins.

The franchise, though, broke their losing streak against Royal Challengers Bangalore, and it was the return of self-proclaimed ‘Universal Boss’ Chris Gayle who helped the team in doing so. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)

Gayle smashed 53 runs in 45 balls and was the match winner for his team. After reaching his half century, Gayle was seen pointing towards ‘The Boss’ sign on his bat. In a conversation with cricketer-turned-commentator Chris Gayle after the match, Gayle was asked about the gesture and he explained the reasons.