The Indian Premier League has been an ideal platform for entertainment for the cricket fans since its inception in 2008. With the balance of contemporary cricket, especially the shorter formats, being heavily in the favour of batsmen, IPL has often witnessed some insane performances by the batsman. Every year new records are scripted as well as broken and one can expect this year to be the same.
The next two months will be no less than a festive season in India. With the tenth edition of the cash-rich extravaganza being around the corner, let’s take a look at the five highest individual scores by batsmen in the history of IPL. Surprisingly, four out of five highest individual scores in the IPL have been scored at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
# Chris Gayle (128 vs Delhi Daredevils, 2012)
Gaylestorm struck Delhi Daredevils during the 67th encounter of the 2012 edition of the IPL in Delhi. Opting to field first, Delhi Daredevils didn’t have much of a clue what hit them as Gayle belted 13 sixes and 7 boundaries for his 128 off 62 deliveries. Gayle was equally supported by Kohli from the other end as RCB plundered 215 runs in the first innings.
It was some serious power-hitting from the Caribbean giant as he took the DD bowlers for cleaners. Gayle started off quietly but stepped on the accelerator as soon as he got his eyes in. RCB thrashed DD by 21 runs, and at that point in time this was Gayle's best performance in T20 cricket, which he overhauled in the next season.