IPL: 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle warns bowlers, says 'big' innings coming in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 17: Reiterating that he is the "Universe Boss", Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) Chris Gayle, after returning to form last night (May 16), has issued a warning to the bowlers. (Kohli breaks Gayle record)

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The Jamaican, who had low scores of 1, 0, 7, 5 and 6 in IPL 2016, roared back to form with a 31-ball 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday night at the Eden Gardens.

Chris Gayle in action against KKR at Eden Gardens on Monday night (May 16)

As Gayle set a platform for the big run chase of 184, RCB thrashed KKR by 9 wickets after half centuries from captain Virat Kohli (75 not out) and AB de Villiers (59 not out).

Now, the 36-year-old Gayle feels he is ready to entertain Bengaluru fans again. RCB face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) tomorrow (May 18) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Speaking to IPL's official website, Gayle said he always wanted to make his fans happy.

"The storm was brewing slowly for sure. I wasn't getting any runs of late but I have played so much cricket that I wasn't really bothered too much. I wanted to entertain the fans in some form or the other. I am very happy as of now. I am happier for the fans rather than myself. They always want to see a Gayle storm and I am glad that I could give them some runs," he said.

For the Bengaluru fans, Gayle said a "big one" is coming. "It's not World Boss, it is Universe Boss. All the Bengaluru fans can see a big one coming from Gayle. Since the World Cup I have been trying to please them in a particular way but it didn't happen.

"I am looking forward to giving them more reasons to cheer, something they have been longing for some time now. When I get an opportunity to do so, I am looking to press some gas.

"There is no Chris Gayle capability and there is not a situation where I get 49 runs and I have issued a warning. The Chris Gayle warning is always there for the bowlers regardless I get runs or not. CG is the 'Universe Boss'," he said.

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