West Indian legend Chris Gayle is known for his bizarre statements. The IPL legend was ecstatic after overseas players like Nicholas Pooran, Cameron Green, Harry Brook, Sam Curran and Ben Stokes went for big money. But he did not miss the chance to take swipe at his compatriot Nicholas Pooran. Gayle, while commenting on Pooran’s riches after he was picked by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 16 crore. Gayle said that now that Pooran has got so much money from IPL auction, he should return money Gayle lent to him long back. Of course, Gayle was joking and a chuckle came from him after he completed the sentence.
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“Nikki P, the money that I lend you, can I get it back please,” joked Gayle immediately after. Not to forget, Gayle added that the players who got so much money are now private jet players. “These three are private jet category players,”
Gayle was mighty impressed with England batter Harry Brook going for Rs 13.25 crore, bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He said that Brook is a good player and deserves the money. “Harry Brook – broke the bank early! That’s a lot of money, it’s good a buy. He’s a good player as well,” said Gayle.
The West Indian great said that he is happy for his former Punjab Kings opener Mayank Agarwal, who was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.5 crore.
“I am happy for Mayank as well. So, Sunrisers really tucking it up in the batting department,” said Gayle at Jio Cinema.