The outbreak of Covid-19 has brought the whole world stand still and due to it many sporting events have been severely hit, including cricket. The famous Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended till April 15 by BCCI.
However, this hasn’t stopped franchises in engaging in a banter on social media platform Twitter. Since there is no on-field action, franchises have taken other measures to entertain their fans and followers.
In this process, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got involved in a Twitter banter on Thursday over the most destructive opener in IPL history. Both franchises were found debating as who is better between Chris Gayle and David Warner.
The debate kicked off when Star Sports’ Twitter handle shared the picture of the two demolishers in cricket and said, “Power hitting is a part of @davidwarner31 and @henrygayle’s. But which one do you think is the more destructive #VIVOIPL opener? Convince us of your pick below, NOW.”
But which one do you think is the more destructive #VIVOIPL opener?
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 19, 2020
KXIP were quick to respond as they came up with a statistical tweet mentioning the records Gayle has achieved in the lucrative league.
The Mohali-based franchise wrote: “One of them has the most no. of IPL centuries, the highest-ever score in IPL, a strike rate of over 150, the fastest-ever century in IPL history, and the most sixes in the competition to his name. I think we know who our pick is! Winking face #SaddaPunjab.”
One of them has the most no. of IPL centuries, the highest-ever score in IPL, a strike rate of over 150, the fastest-ever century in IPL history and the most sixes in the competition to his name. 🔥
I think we know who our pick is! 😉 #SaddaPunjab
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 19, 2020
Soon, SRH joined the battle and replied by saying, “3 x Orange Caps, 1 x IPL Trophy. Need a lift, @lionsdenkxip?”
3 x Orange Caps 🧡
1 x IPL Trophy 🏆
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 19, 2020
Warner has accumulated 4706 runs – most by any overseas player and fourth most overall in the IPL. Gayle, on the other hand, has scored 4484 runs in IPL, which is second-most by a foreign player and sixth overall.