Indian Premier League, RCB vs KXIP: Yuzvendra Chahal and Chris Gayle are iconic “Lion King” characters in Spinner’s latest photo

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IPL 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal and Chris Gayle continue to share a good camera practice.© BCCI / IPL


A day after Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in Sharjah, RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to Twitter to share a photo with former teammate Chris Gayle, comparing himself to two iconic characters from the Disney classic “Lion King”. “Reuniting Timon & pumbaa,” Chahal wrote, sharing his photo with Gayle, as well as a photo of the two characters. Timon and Pumbaa are a meerkat and a warthog respectively, who are friends with the film’s protagonist, Simba.

While Gayle may have spent half a century helping KXIP beat his old team, he still shares good camaraderie with his old teammates. Gayle joined RCB in 2011 and was a part of their side until 2017.

Gayle played his first game of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season in Sharjah on Thursday. After KXIP narrowed RCB to 171, Gayle hit a light-hearted 53 to help his team chase the target and announce his return to the starting XI.

This was KXIP’s second win of the season, with the first also facing the same opposition.

The KL Rahul-led team is at the bottom of the IPL 2020 points table, with four points from eight games.

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Despite openers Rahul and Mayank Agarwal topping the charts of the season, and fast bowler Mohammed Shami among the top wicket-takers, the team has often come close to victory.

KXIP will face Mumbai Indians on Sunday, while RCB’s next game will face them against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

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