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Gayle says 'nothing to prove' after IPL ton

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AFP, New Delhi :
Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who struggled to find an Indian Premier League team, smashed the first century of this season on Thursday to prove his worth to Kings XI Punjab.
His spectacular unbeaten 104 -- with 11 sixes and one four sprayed around the ground off 63 balls-helped the unfancied Punjab inflict the first defeat of the 2018 IPL on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
"A lot of people thought I'm too old. After this innings, I have nothing to prove," the 38-year-old Gayle said after the 15-run win late Thursday.
Gayle was only selected in the third round of bidding for players by IPL teams for the 2018 season. Punjab signed him for just the $314,000 reserve price in the January auction.

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