Chris Gayle was a colossus when it came to the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was a brute force and hasn’t run out of gas even at the age of 42.
He started his career for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after which he moved to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). From RCB, he moved to the Punjab Kings (PBKS). He played four seasons for the Punjab-based team before being released by the franchise.
After entertaining the crowd for a number of years, Chris Gayle won’t be taking part in the 2022 IPL. The Jamaican refrained from taking part in this Indian Premier League mega auction on February 12 and 13. It invariably pulled the curtains down on his illustrious career.
Chris Gayle was mostly known for his prowess as a top-order batter. There was a time when he used to throw the kitchen sink at everything right from the word go. He used to help his team take advantage of the powerplay. At the Kings, Gayle also batted in the middle order and played some handy knocks. It was hard for bowlers to stop him once he got going.
Chris Gayle holds the record for the most sixes in his IPL career. The left-hander smashed 357 sixes from 141 innings in his illustrious sojourn. Second on the list is former South Africa batter AB de Villiers, who hit 251 sixes.
Back in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, Gayle also smacked the highest number of sixes in a single IPL edition. The southpaw used to make a massive impact at the top of the order after playing some audacious shots without any fears.
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