Chris Gayle to return to Indian Premier League next year
By SMCS - May 8, 2022 2:11 pm
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Veteran West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle, who has been a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since the 2009 season, went unsold at the mega auction in February this year. With this, he isn’t a part of the league now for the first time in his career. However, the veteran has shared that he will make a return to the cash-rich league next year and he has also named two franchises he wants to win the title for as well.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

Gayle has played for three franchises in IPL history so far. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 and in his two-year tenure, he scored 463 runs in 16 innings with two fifties as well. However, his most memorable time was at the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he went in 2011.

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He had played 84 innings for the franchise scoring 3163 runs which came at 43.3 and a strike rate of 152.7 with five centuries and 19 fifties as well. In 2018, after going unsold twice at the auction, he was bought by Punjab Kings for INR 2 crore. He scored 1339 runs for the team in 41 games as well.

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Chris Gayle added another record

Despite the numbers, Chris Gayle went unsold for the 2022 IPL season, but he ain’t over with IPL yet as well. While speaking to The Mirror, Gayle expressed his desire to not just return to the IPL but also win a major T20 title which has been missing from his illustrious career so far as well.

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“Next year I’m coming back, they need me! I’ve represented three teams in the IPL, Kolkata, RCB and Punjab. Between RCB and Punjab, I would love to get a title, with one of those two teams. I had a great stint with RCB where I was more successful within the IPL, and Punjab, they’ve been good. I love to explore and I love challenges so let’s see what happens,” he said.