Legends League Cricket: West Indies batting great Chris Gayle is one of the best batsmen the truncated version of the game. His records are more than enough to prove that he is a T20 legend.
The 43-year-old experienced batsmen has proved many times that age is just a number. Popularly known as “Universe Boss”, Gayle hasn’t formally resigned from the sport.
He is recognized as one of the most powerful and destructive batsmen in the modern era. Not long ago, he wasn’t part of the home series against England and away series against India.
He also made himself unavailable for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. Moreover, he didn’t register himself at the mega auction. In the last season, he took a break from the bio-bubble.
He also left Punjab Kings franchise midway during the season. Most of the fans were of the opinion since Gayle didn’t take part in the IPL this time, he wouldn’t participate in the tourney again.
Gayle has plied his trade for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings in the IPL. He aggregated 142 games in the IPL wherein he scored 4965 runs, smashing 31 fifties and 6 centuries.
Legends League Cricket: Gujarat Giants buy Chris Gayle
Meanwhile, in the latest development. Gujarat Giants purchased the services of Christopher Henry Gayle for the forthcoming season of Legends League Cricket.
The Adani Sportsline-owned team already roped in plenty of superstars in their star-studded squad. The list includes the likes of Virender Sehwag, Graeme Swann, Daniel Vettori, Ajantha Menis among others.
Gujarat Giants splashed a staggering Rs 5,51,80,000 to purchase 15 cricketers at the virtual draft that took place on Friday. In fact, the franchise had a sum of Rs 2,48,20,000 to remain the vacant spots in their unit.
“After Friday’s draft, Gujarat Giants had clearly expressed their desire to buy Chris Gayle with the remaining purse from their individual Rs 8 Cr franchise purse.
We facilitated the discussion and are glad that Gayle will be seen playing for the Adani Sportsline team,” said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder of the Legends League Cricket.