Royal Challengers Bangalore desperate? Chris Gayle reveals he wasn't fully fit against Punjab

Chris Gayle says while he did get a lot of practice in the nets, he had to get injections before playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab. Says he got carried away after falling for a quick-fire 20 off 7.

updated: April 29, 2014 18:11 IST
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Chris Gayle's first game of the Indian Premier League 2014 created a lot of buzz around the Dubai International Cricket Stadium but when he was castled by Sandeep Sharma for a seven-ball 20, disappointment was writ large on the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp. The team lost the match by five wickets. (Match report)

Gayle himself looked shattered at the extravagant shot that cost him his wicket and later admitted that he was rusty and "got carried away" after an electrifying start. The West Indian southpaw had taken 20 runs off Glenn Maxwell's first over, slamming the part-time off-spinner for two fours and two sixes. But when he tried to charge down against Sandeep in the second over, he was outfoxed by a ball that shaped away and went on to disturb the timber - an end to the Jamaican's hopes of a start with a bang. (Match Highlights | Standings)

"I had been given a bit of a license to try and take it away from ball one but I got carried away," said Gayle to the official broadcasters after a premature end to his innings.

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