Gayle, one of the oldest players in the tournament, was benched for the early part of the IPL and then missed games over a stomach bug, but he has responded in style.
"My father used to tell me that 'you should remain not out in every game' and that is what I wanted to do today," Mandeep told the IPL's official website.
Players like Gayle and de Villiers represent the fast-fading soul of T20 cricket - the flashes of genius, the parody of patience, the ripping of rulebooks, the measured mayhem. They might never be as functional as the Kohlis and Rahuls, but their batting is born from the intoxicating marriage of dominance and dysfunction.
IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab appeal against 'short run' call as players seek more technological intervention
"We have appealed to the match referee. While a human error can happen and we understand that, there is no room for human errors like these in a world-class tournament like the IPL. This one run could cost us a playoff berth," KXIP CEO Satish Menon said.
Manan Vohra burst onto the IPL scene in style with a Man of the Match performance against Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013. He recalls the special day right from receiving a shock call-up from Darren Lehmann to Gilchrist's inspiring words to hitting a stylish 28-ball 43.
Two playoffs appearances in 12 attempts, the last one being six years back, do not inspire much confidence in Kings XI Punjab, neither does their propensity to lose steam midway through the tournament with alarming regularity. Will IPL 2020 be any different?
Coronavirus pandemic: From more double-headers to conducting all matches in two cities, BCCI and IPL franchise owners discuss options
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia said that the BCCI, IPL and official broadcasters Star Sports are clear that they are not looking at a financial loss