However, after he was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for Dirk Nannes in 2011, he never looked back. I wish my batting could be described as violent one day … just one innings of my life perhaps? The world cup, the 16th man, and the bulletproof car. 489 02:03 05 Mar 15. Next step is training today – why train after a game I ask? Back then, not many were confident of RCB’s chances, but Kallis made it a point to silence the critics. And the rest is history. 8K likes. 2012: Chennai Super Kings Back in the UK, my already shortened ‘mini-pre-season’ were some damn hard yards. 11a and b were taken by two very respectable looking retirees who were not going to move. Weigh it all down with a ton of bulletproof glass, and this ride was more like a sailing of the Queen Mary. Gayle storm had lit up the Eden Gardens, and swept away the hosts as RCB romped home to a 9-wicket win, chasing down a respectable total with utter ease. Can he make changes? When you aren’t part of the main touring plans, things just work differently – normally a lot worse. Carl Sagan […] Recently, he had a run in with former teammate Nick Jewell who from all reports was ‘being a chop’. Here I am, CLT20 semi-final about 4 hours away, and I am about to cast away the outside world, the hype of the situation, and the expectation of the fans for a few hours while we try and win another game of cricket. He is not the perfect athlete, and may have picked the wrong sport about 5 years ago. After some hiking that I will put down as my ‘pre-season’ campaign, I made it back to London in time to again captain another side to a title. Another great win from the guys last night. But the contrast is stark. After a brief holiday in Goa with the family, we packed up from Melbourne and moved to the UK, where we are now happily settled. It’s been a tough start to the CLT20 for the Bangalore boys. The name Chris Gayle rang around the Chinnaswamy on a plethora of occasions in the following seven years. Seriously … what crap timing! https://www.sportskeeda.com/team/royal-challengers-bangalore Squad List. Forgive me if I’m rusty. I let that half-written blog sit open for a few days on my laptop, and didn’t bother posting or finishing it, because frankly I couldn’t be bothered writing any more. Never one to back down, Aaron has always been the bad boy to the Victorian cricket administrators. Right or wrong, he’s the guy who was first pointed at by the coach if the entire team was out the night before the game. But what contrasting emotions they can bring. Any Australian dressing room has a lot of egos to fit in. All I can hope is that Cameron takes his captaincy style from Victoria with him on the National team. “Me a look fi cut ya now! Family holidays, and French/Austrian alps aren’t conducive to fast bowling. For anyone watching the game, the slog by Finch on the last ball of the first over was a huge shot in the context of the game, and contrary to his recent warm-up game form, it came out of the middle. I’m now sitting on a plane to Bangalore with Chris Gayle. Or is he just the fall guy when things go pear shaped? Who knows what’s going to happen now. I ask him about his feelings in his first game, and fortunately he was shitting bricks like everyone else would. I was kicking back on the farm in Mansfield mastering my chain-sawing and fine-tuning my lagging social skills with old skiing mates around the fire, when I got a call from Andrew Hilditch. Previously, RCB and I thought I was ineligible as I was replaced by Chris Gayle, but in India, anything is possible. Finch smashed him for 4 and quickly walked down the track telling Nesser he was ‘going down today’. I sure hope so. After crushing Somerset on the 3rd, we then moved on to the game of the tournament, and what many are touting as the best T20 game of all time. The improbable and thrilling final ball 6 of the last game has taken me away from watching my boy at rubgy this weekend. I, the rest of the team and the whole of Bangalore feel we can do it. Gayle had endured slightly underwhelming few seasons with KKR prior to 2011. Classed officially as ‘entourage’, I was left on my own to discover what a 16th man actually does. I was looking forward to blogging most days whilst at the World Cup, but things just got in the way. A week later I was on a plane as 16th man in the World Cup in India. I just hope I can be a part of it as well. (Search for ICS Lions on facebook and there are heaps of photos on there). Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. We sat chewing the fat for about 20 minutes on the issue. Less exciting was the 100 miles each way to games and training. What graces or perks are given to an Australian captain? Makes for brilliant change room banter, and I’ll be showing this one to my great-grandkids when I’m in my cricket-induced wheelchair. He was 3 for 5 in the 2 T20 warm up games, including a first baller to me which gave me much pleasure. At this stage, speedster Dirk Nannes was ruled out of the tournament and RCB team management named West Indian opener Chris Gayle as his replacement. Hollywood action in downtown Ahmedabad! The phone rang and a few days later I was off to Singapore for the ‘Olam Cup’ – a local T20 comp organised by the local Indian expat community modelled on the IPL with 4 franchises, and 5 overseas players in each side. We cricketers live in a strange world, with extreme highs, combined with severe boredom and lows that make you wonder what you are doing. I hope mother nature and fate are on our side. You have reached your limit for free articles this month. He has learned his craft under the best in the business in Hodge, McDonald, Shipperd, Hussey and White, and has been given ample opportunity to develop his game. I’d started writing a blog about 5 days ago now, and it went something like this: 2 games and 2 losses. Seriously, how many times do you see that on TV these days? May as well just take a backpack with my bowling boots and a smile. The flipside to these downfalls is the glorious stuff that comes with touring, the things that you can’t really explain to people unless they are there. !” Chris?!? Yes, he drinks. My favourite fast bowler (Shaun Tait) and I were waiting for our ride to the airport. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. David Warner gets two boundaries in the second over though, and 13 runs come off that over from Dirk Nannes, including two wides. This time it was the ‘Rest of the World’ team in a game against England at the HAC ground in London – A cracking venue, right in the heart of London. He knows how to win. We were stuck, no ride, a plane to catch, and not enough time to do it … what the hell were we going to do? Before getting on the plane our twitter banter went something like this: @dirk_nannes: @henrygayle Unlucky big man. I wish Bear all the very best in his new position. We were 0-2, and not looking like winning. It was a tough slog, but it introduced me to audiobooks. ), and NO, Hilditch’s call is not more important. As 16th man, I didn’t enjoy the common luxuries like the rest of the squad. This move changed RCB's fortunes as Gayle won the Orange Cap and took RCB to the final. Now before you think Hollywood drama, it’s important you realise that we’re still in India, so it wasn’t your classic Hollywood 2 second getaway with tyres screeching. The simple pleasures, like a room at each hotel, were often hard to come by without waiting an hour in reception because my name was not on the team list. Official Partners. Finch brings that feeling into every game he plays. RCB vs South Australian Redbacks. RCB Auction 2020. Wisdom is organized life.“* Immanuel Kant If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants Isaac Newton Valid criticism does you a favor. Long may he retain it, and may he lead the Australian side to success in the very near future. The kind of engine that Batman’s car had. The innings against his former team where he announced his arrival signalled the beginning of a new chapter in RCB history. The poor 80y.o. I have used my IT degree for the first time in attaching a B-grade photo of the car here: Shaun Tait, a random policemen with too many stars on his arm and I with the bulletproof rocketship. RCB roped in Gayle following an injury to Dirk Nannes Chris Gayle was one of the veteran cricketers who went unsold in the IPL 2011 auction. After all, isn’t that what we play the game for? It did not matter whether it was pace or spin, Indian or overseas bowlers, Gayle treated everyone with equal disdain. When Kolkata Knight Riders batted first and put on 171 on the board, the expectations were not high for RCB to chase the total down. Still playing as the designated non-batter at the moment – how do I change that without getting an opportunity to impress? I’d already been looking into flights home to the UK. Turns out it’s “I’m about to leave now”. The impact Chris Gayle had, not only in 2011, but until his association with RCB ended in 2017, cannot be understated. Violent batting. 2 games to go, and 2 wins needed to stay in the competition. Arun Karthik exults after hitting a six off the last delivery of the match to propel RCB into the semifinal of the Champions League T20. Time will tell, but I’m tipping he won’t be playing much more for Victoria, instead donning the Australian colours in all forms of the game for years to come. I can assure you that there was no presidential treatment in seat 34c on the JetLite flight to Mumbai, but like all good flights, I managed to walk off at my destination. That was the beginning of the most genuine connections between a team and its fans. What happens when you are announced as the Australian captain? However, a few games into the 2011 season, Gayle was called in by RCB as a replacement for Dirk Nannes and as they say, the rest is history. A good win last night, and well done to Ricky Bobby (Quiney) on his maiden ton. Chris Gayle, a pure entertainer and an obvious choice for any T20 team, had for reasons unknown not been a huge success with his first team Kolkata Knight Riders. He just bludgeoned them! However, the ability of the RCB team to pick ourselves from almost certain elimination to qualify is a testament to the fighting spirit in the group, where we throw common sense out the window for a few hours, forget that we are on the brink of an exit, trust in our abilities, and try to turn our tournament around. A presidential motorcade! Maybe his hair needs a little work, and he can stop using “obviously”, “I suppose” and “I guess” in interviews, but fortunately at last check these were not pre-requisites of the job. He didn’t even have a valid visa after getting snubbed at the auction, but things changed and Chris Gayle was in India within a week. Gone was our standard bus with 4 police cars out in front, sirens blaring, announcing that a cricket team was coming through and that all within 500m should run quickly to the roadside to say Hi. I’d started getting excited to take my boy to his rugby this Sunday. I enjoyed a recent T20 game at the ‘G when Nesser from QLD bowled his first ball for the game. He was ruled out of the 2011 season, and in … Finch told Jewell some home truths that no one else had the gall to say, Finch got whacked, but rather than punch back, ‘Alan’ stood his ground and kept firing back with only words. He has a refreshing ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, most likely developed from his time growing up in country Victoria. Back then, RCB too were going through a difficult phase with their campaign in danger of being over well before the play-off stage. I have been a die hard fan of RCB for the last 10 years. In all a good win, and a great percentage booster. Yes, he blows bubbles with his gum when a bowler is running in to bowl. We sat on the tarmac in Melbourne being told where the exits were (we’re sitting in one now Susanna, so thanks love, but I think we already know where it is! For a boat, we made it to the airport in record time. After Chris Gayle replaced Dirk Nannes, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a comeback and won 7 games consecutively. However, Gayle had different ideas. IPL teams are something else. The first thing I know is that Qantas flight staff do NOT allow Australian captains to receive the news over the phone during a safety briefing. Since the auction, Finch debuted for Australia, and whacked them everywhere. A jet-lagged, tired, Chris Gayle opening the batting with Tilakaratne Dilshan, started off gently as his Sri Lankan partner took the initiative to score quickly. Probably the only thing that is certain at the moment, is that Cameron’s fishing boat just gained a few extra feet, and that he will be a very busy boy for the next few days. And the rest, as they say, is history. And that’s just one of hundreds. 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And I like that in a cricketer … a bit of niggle … someone with honesty, and who doesn’t mind picking a fight so long as it helps the cause. But he’s a damn fine cricketer and will always be one of the first picked in my team. But the ‘Alan’ Finch story is an entertaining one, and I was next to him on a desperately ageing Qantas plane to Perth and spoke to him a little about his cricket. Today, Rajiv’s rocketship was an Indian Suzuki Vitara, with the engine from my Dad’s 1985 ride-on mower. As a cricketer, you always have 2 mindsets that follow you around. ... RCB 145 / 6 V 150 / 2 CSK Oct 29; Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets. NSW are 15/0. But there would be one problem … Olympic cycling may not have liked him. A bit nerdy I know, but there is only so much commercial radio I can listen to at any one time. In the auctions, they went on to buy some great players including Daniel Vettori, Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gaye (a replacement for Dirk Nannes). The 55-ball knock of 102 runs, which included 10 boundaries and 7 hits over the fence had set the tone for what was to follow. He was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s leading wicket-taker for two seasons, in 2012 and 2013. Crap result, but a good place to tour as entourage. At the auction preceding the 2011 IPL edition, all the franchises, as if they had all conspired to avoid his destruction, had ignored the Caribbean King. Aside from it’s in depth articles on everything cricket related, it’s got a brilliant piece on the 27 Coolest Cricketers of all time. Victorian coach Greg Shipperd thinks so as well, picking up Aaron for $300k in the recent IPL auction for Delhi. In 2013 Dale Steyn … My wife sat in the Radiologist’s room drinking Chai tea, and heard everything about the place from the excited owner. In 85 games for the Karnataka outfit, the opener scored 3,163 runs, along with the highest-ever T20 score of 175* against PWI in 2013. However, you have not come to know Aaron because he is a good bloke. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you non-personalized ads. How much influence on the side does the captain actually have? My personal highlights of games are when things get nasty on the field, when feelings come into a game. Gayle went on to smash hundreds and fifties for fun. Official Broadcaster. But as I queried above, history did repeat! One such instance was yesterday morning. Yes, he smokes. At least we know that cricket isn’t the be-all and end-all in life. How far will Aaron Finch go? I’ll be honest, before the last game against the Redbacks, common sense got a hold of me. I was lucky enough to be involved with Surrey in the UK T20 competition. Those were the first 102 runs of the 3163 he would go on to score for Bangalore, the first of 5 centuries he would score in RCB colors, and the beginning of a special 7-year connection with RCB and a lifetime bond with RCB fans. The World Cup is over for us, but it was a good time. Does he have a say at the selection table? Gayle is currently part of the Kings XI Punjab squad. We like to lose a few games, be on the bottom of the table, and then come home with a wet sail into the finals. A bowler approaches the cricket crease with only one goal - to make the batsmen face the music But I think we already knew that. 16th man is not a bad job if you can get it. Aaron Finch has developed his game to become a shining light of Australian cricket youth. Instead he’ll be watching me and yelling at the TV. He remained unsold in that year's auction. Once you are 100 after 11 overs with 9 wickets in the shed, it’s always going to result in fireworks, and Huss and White put on a good show. We’ll see if that pans out. And boy, when he did, there was nowhere to hide for the Kolkata bowlers. He did that most ably, but he took the wrong 2 Aussies – most likely just a couple of backpackers from Sydney who were wrapped to have a free car and driver for the day, cruising Ahmadabad in a futile attempt to find something remotely interesting. More importantly, I didn’t get my name sewn in to my towels in each changeroom, or the fancy memorabilia that Tony Greig would call an ‘Original, 6 inch ICC Commemorative World Cup Replica Trophy’, complete with ‘Handmade Luxury Display Case’ that would no doubt be a collector’s item to be passed down the generations … I can just see Ricky’s grandchildren 45 years from now proudly displaying this dust collector in its original luxury display case. They are wrong: it is character. Gayle went unsold in the subsequent auction, but RCB signed him as Dirk Nannes' replacement. I thought I was improvising to get 6 in my old Datsun Stanza, so 7 in the Vitara was most entertaining. Dirk Nannes is famously remembered for getting injured and making way for Chris Gayle in the RCB side. It’s certainly strange captaining former stars like Jimmy Adams (West Indies), Saqlain Muhstaq (PAK), and others like hard hitting Irishman O’Brien, but I think we all enjoyed the day, and even better, the good guys won! The last 6 weeks have been my first long break from cricket in what seems like years. At this stage, speedster Dirk Nannes was ruled out of the tournament and RCB team management named West Indian opener Chris Gayle as his replacement. And who the hell understands that crap? Christmas came and went, and then we started moving. I know Cameron is well liked in those circles, and I trust that his appointment will be met as positive news by everyone on the team. Dirk Peter Nannes (born 16 May 1976) is an Australian-Dutch cricket commentator and former cricketer who has played internationally for both Australia and the Netherlands, one of the few players to represent multiple international teams. Whatever happens, it will be bloody exciting to watch us go at it on the field. He is an outstanding team man, with knowledge of the game beyond his years. Daniel was made the captain and he delivered as well. But the life of a T20 player is an interesting one. Gayle never got going consistently in the first three editions of the IPL. The MRI facility that confirmed it was classical India. The bowlers were consistent as always. RCB ended at the top of the points table with 9 wins in 14 matches. Gayle storm After being unsold initially in 2011, Gayle was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore after Dirk Nannes suffered an injury. What a game of cricket! The Karnataka lad who is applauded less for his contributions to the Ranji team and for RCB is one of the best players who has featured for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Maybe the finger was pointed at him because he always told the truth, rather than the standard practice of hiding away and blaming others. Umpire Partner. Batman’s machine didn’t have 4 policemen with guns sandwiched inside, and last time I checked you couldn’t even register a Suzuki Vitara at home to carry 7 people. Chris Gayle’s arrival at RCB against KKR in IPL 2011 Hell, call in your mates for a photo, get your hair gel out, put your best sunnies on, but lets just get on with it! Going through the system, rather than be a ‘Yes man’ like so many trying to ply their trade in Australian colours, Aaron has done it his own way. Lol. Chris Gayle was destined to be an RCB player. If you haven’t seen any of the highlights, I strongly urge you to do yourself a favour and find that footage. The highs and lows of cricket are amazing. Chris Gayle was available to be picked as a replacement. The local cricket ground is a lonely place by yourself on wet and windy days in the UK, but that was all I could use to get bowling loads in on most days. Uday our reliable driver’s job brief was to pick up 2 Australian’s from the hotel this morning. The local constabulary came to our aid, and this time it was the stuff that kids dream about. He went on to become the Universe Boss and a T20 legend. We had a bulletproof car! Not enough, and I love it. I managed to sneak in a road trip with the family through Europe. When I was a kid designing my bulletproof car out of Lego, it had a massive engine. Let’s get one things straight … Captains have always whinged about it being a tough job. While most would not look too much into this result, on face value Shipperd put a lot of money into buying an unproven cricketer on the big stage. After RCB lost Dirk Nannes due to injury, they signed Gayle in what was both a stroke of luck and a shrewd decision. Chris Gayle joining the RCB due to a side strain that prevented Dirk Nannes from participating in IPL 2011 will go down as one of the significant moments for the league in the years to come. “Yes Rajiv, those 47 people across the road can see you have 2 cricketers in the car … we can leave now … come on Rajiv, no need to call your mother-in-law to come and take your photo … yes Rajiv, you can have ‘one snap’ with Mr Tait in front of your car … no Rajiv, just get in the bloody car and drive already! For starters, much of my time was spent coming to grips with the role of the 16th man in a world cup squad. Chris Gayle, after going unsold at the Auction, joined RCB as a replacement to the injured Dirk Nannes. His peak years were between 2011 and 2013, and he won the orange cap in 2012 and 2013. The season was one of the more successful ones in the franchise’s history as the team made the finals, losing only two matches on the way. Dirk Nannes divulges backdated corruption in BPL . However, the ability of the RCB team to pick ourselves from almost certain elimination to qualify is a testament to the fighting spirit in the group, where we throw common sense out the window for a few hours, forget that we are on the brink of an exit, trust in our abilities, and try to turn our tournament around. He has been scoring truckload of runs across all T20 leagues around the world. Dirk Nannes RCB, Bangalore, India. When you put your foot down, it went faster than a Ferrari, screeching tyres, flames coming out the back and lots of noise. And it’s a testament to the team’s ability to block out all our outside influences, and go back to the simple things. Gayle featured in 85 games for Bangalore, amassing 3,163 runs, which included 5 centuries and 19 half-centuries. I’m yet to work it out, but I will keep you posted. The former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman was back in the auction after being released but he failed to draw a bid and went unsold. If it keeps us on the park and winning, then I am happy to be involved! My wife has picked up her old sport of horse-riding (eventing), which could prove my financial undoing, but as they say ‘Happy wife, happy life’. It’s a roller-coaster that only a privileged few get to ride. Australian sport in general has become a bit of a nanny state – no one can have their own point of view, no one can have their own colour, no one can sledge or make comment in the media unless it’s promoting the next ‘big game’ or goodwill cause. #isThereATranslatorOnBoard. Maybe instead of a kit bag, I can take the boom box with quality tunes so we don’t need to listen to the BoxMan’s (Michael Hill) and C.Bass’s dribble all day. Hope you talk clearer than you tweet. Yes he picks a fight with his quick mouth on the field. Gayle started off the tournament with a century (102* off 55 balls) against Kolkata Knight Riders, giving the Challengers an emphatic 9-wicket win. What a load of crap! local who most likely had been waiting 3 months for his MRI appointment was booted off the machine mid-scan so they could get me in there. Why? Propelled by the confidence of the WestIndian on rampage, RCB’s campaign took off and the team never looked back. He looked un-nerved on the field, a confidence that he rightly developed over his last few seasons with Victoria. I had the pleasure today of sitting next to Bear as he received the call he was the new Australian captain. Is the style of Australia’s play dictated at all or even influenced by the captain? Bear has learned to pick his battles, and this was not one of them. https://cricket.yahoo.net/news/ipl-2020-3-popular-players-162335822 Good hitting Grinch! This move changed RCB's fortunes as Gayle won the Orange Cap and took RCB to the final. Clearly by this tweet, I’m already on to him about his writing, but an hour later he comes out with this one: @henrygayle:  2pm….jamaican talk! His flexibility and ability to adapt helped RCB reach the finals of the tournament in 2016. I won’t go into the game itself, but talk about a bit of the off-field life. With Hodge and Finch at the top of the order whacking them around the park, it was always going to be an easy game for the bowlers. Their supporters are fanatical. Should I even take a kit bag on away trips? I think he could have won the last Olympics as a track cyclist as he’s got a massive arse, and his legs would put most sprint cyclists to shame. At the end of the day, it’s about his cricket, and oh how far he has come. Since last playing for Victoria in the One Day final in February, it’s been a roller-coaster ride. Very hard 2 accept this kind of bowling figure! Albert Einstein *Science is organized knowledge. Shipperd is a good judge of talent, and along with most who have seen him feel he has far bigger things to come. How does it actually happen? There is: (a) the on-field ‘win-from-any-position’, don’t give up mentality; and (b) his poor, secret, often neglected and disagreeing off-field friend that we call common sense. A few well placed head wobbles to key people, and we were on our flight. M38: CSK vs KKR – Dirk Nannes Interview. RCB bowling: Nannes 4-0-27-1, Arvind 4-0-23-2, Vettori 4-0-25-2, Syed 3-0-25-0, Kohli 1-0-9-0, Gayle 1-0-24-0, Bhatkal 3-0-19-1. I am absolutely stoked to be involved with such a young, fresh, high-risk/high-reward style of side like the Renegades. Gayle joined RCB for the 2011 IPL as a replacement for Australian Dirk Nannes. The fall of Dilshan’s wicket was the only success the Kolkata bowlers tasted, and it would not even turn out to be a consolation, as Gayle kept smashing the ball to all parts of the crowd. As a bonus, they put me into the CT Scan machine to show me how cool it was. Aaron Finch is a talented, likeable young cricketer who has a massive future in the game. Gayle, who wasn’t part of any of the squads, joined RCB midway during the tournament in place of Dirk Nannes and announced his arrival with a terrific 102 not out versus Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. I’ve got to get myself from the sloth of couch surfing and enjoying a beer, to being a tear-away quick in the space of 4 weeks. In 2011 auctions, RCB had only Virat Kohli in their kitty as he was the only one who was retained by the team. He has shot into the Aussie ranks quicker than most, and it’s not without reason. But I know that I’m privileged to be part of the game. Apparently it was always Aaron’s fault. Whisked into a back street by barely competent drivers, a shack turned out to be the most high-tech imaging joint I’ve seen anywhere in the world (and as a fast bowler I’ve seen many). 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