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Gayle dedicates award to mother on her birthday

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore bat Chris Gayle on Saturday dedicated to his mother on her birthday the man of the match award given to him in the Indian Premier league match against Kolkata Knight Riders here.

“Happy Birthday to Mom, hope she’s watching and I wish you many more, this was for you,” he said after his blistering 56 ball 96 at the Eden Gardens.

Gayle said one of the turning points of the match was when South African Morne Morkel dropped him on 33.

The West Indies left-hander, who was again dropped by Morkel at 64, fashioned his side’s three-wicket win.

He also credited fellow team-mate Harshal Patel for his efforts.

“One of the turning points of the game was Morne dropping my catch. Apart from it, the other turning point came when I told Patel to hit one of the six off the last two deliveries off Narine’s final over. He missed out on the first one and I told him to go again.

He then hit the last one out of the park,” Gayle said at the post match presentation ceremony.

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