Apycom jQuery Menus
-

The coolest RCB updates, served hot.

Gayle joins practice

Gayle joins practice

By Vikram Afzulpurkar

Come Wednesday and the Team Royal Challengers’ players wrapped up breakfast before the closing time of 10:30 am. An early practice session, this one not under lights was scheduled for about 3:00 pm. This was the first for Chris Gayle. His huge gaunt seemed to add a new dimension to the game.

Come Wednesday and the Team Royal Challengers’ players wrapped up breakfast before the closing time of 10:30 am. An early practice session, this one not under lights was scheduled for about 3:00 pm. This was the first for Chris Gayle. His huge gaunt seemed to add a new dimension to the game.

Chris changed nets when given the option by coach Ray and continued to send the ball outside the stadium! Saurabh Tiwary joked with rookie Abrar Kazi as the latter was hit off consecutive balls. He fetched the latter three extra balls and gave them to Abrar as if to indicate that the previous balls were never going to come back!

Ray Jennings noticed Arun Karthik padding up and told Mithun if he padded up first, he could bat before him. It was worth seeing the speed at which these two RCBians tried to outdo each other. A padding up contest was on!

Well, deadly serious stuff was happening amidst all this. Nuwan Pradeep sent down his rippers. Asad Pathan had a batting session and rolled his arm over.

Wicket keeper CM Gautham and Mayank Agrawal formed a duo that alternated between giving and taking catches to the other. Mayank absent mindedly hit one a little too fast. Coolly Gautham held the catch with hardly a hint of surprise. Mayank stared aghast and apologetic. It was funny that the one who should have been surprised played it down whereas his counterpart remained gaping!

At the gym, the instructor told us that Chris Gayle had visited there earlier. Inspite of an extended batting session just prior to this! Well, we think something big is in the air. Kolkata it will be, where our valiant knights meet the Shah Rukh Khan owned franchise. Perhaps RCB has an edge if one goes by overall performance in the previous IPLs.

Post a comment

Notify me of follow-up comments?

 

Post comment to Facebook

Latest comments

cyclone.........
asif-shaikh2 on 05 May 2011, 06:39 AM
hurricane
nnaa on 26 Apr 2011, 09:12 AM
gayle=rcb horse power
nnaa on 26 Apr 2011, 09:11 AM
Hurricane is here........
abdul-razak on 26 Apr 2011, 07:26 AM
All hail Mr.Gayle!
Akshay-Anand1 on 24 Apr 2011, 11:17 AM
great knock by gayle in his 1st match of this IPL
coolguy10 on 23 Apr 2011, 10:47 PM
RCB would be stronger after coming of GAYLE
coolguy10 on 23 Apr 2011, 10:46 PM
Gayle 1st match 1st century Really amaazing
Bosrasheed on 23 Apr 2011, 05:33 PM
gayle is gonna improve our batting order.
sheamus on 23 Apr 2011, 08:15 AM
Gayle Rockz.......
abdul-razak on 23 Apr 2011, 07:55 AM
Show more comments >
subscribe to rss