Chris Gayle. (Source: Twitter)

Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle was set to play for the first time in the IPL 2020 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday but the left-handed batsman was ruled out due to food poising. The news was confirmed by head coach Anil Kumble.

“Chris Gayle was about to play tonight but he’s down from few days due to food poison,” said Anil Kumble.

Sunsirsers Hyderabad won the toss ad elected to bat earlier. Captain David Warner and his opening partner Jonny Bairstow began the innings on a high note as the two put on over 100 runs for the first wicket.