IPL 2013: Will Rajasthan Royals crack the Chris Gayle code? Why not? says Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan speedster and the former bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Akram feels Mumbai Indians have shown how a brutal Chris Gayle can be controlled by clever bowling.

updated: April 29, 2013 14:09 IST
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How can Chris Gayle not do the rounds when Royal Challengers Bangalore prepare for an Indian Premier League match? The Jamaican has dominated all IPL discussions on and off the pitch and although most pundits have showered him with adjectives like "super-human" and "extra-ordinary", one expert is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

Wasim Akram feels Gayle is not the "superman" that many have made him out to be after his 66-ball 175 not out against Pune Warriors at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore last week. Writing in his column in the Times of India, the Pakistani legend, who till last year was the bowling consultant of the Kolkata Knight Riders, says Gayle was decoded by Mumbai Indians when RCB clashed with Mumbai Indians on Saturday.

RCB play Rajasthan Royals on Monday evening at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Interestingly, Bangalore have lost all three matches on the road and Akram feels Rajasthan will be "confident" that they too can check the Gayle phobia if their bowlers can pitch in the right areas.

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