IPL 2019: Top 3 IPL Records By Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is one of the greatest batsmen the game has ever seen. He is often a much underrated Test & ODI batsman but that is only due to his heroics in the shortest format of the game. He has been part of almost every T20 league and has entertained the fans throughout the world with his explosive stroke-making.
He has a massive fan following all over the world but especially in India. Not that he wouldn’t have been popular if not for the IPL, but the main reason why he is so highly rated & popular in this country is because of his heroics in the Indian Premier League and his performances for all the three franchises that he has played for thus far.
He is one of the most prolific batsmen in the history of the league and holds many records. So, here is a look at 3 of such records:
#1 Highest average by a batsman (min. 50 matches)
Chris Gayle is one of the most prolific batsmen in the history of the IPL in terms of runs scored. He sits at number 9 in the list of players with most runs in the league.
He is more known as someone who absolutely destroys the opposition bowling when he is in form and he goes about his innings with a great speed. However, he has done all this with an incredible level of consistency as well.
You would think such a destructive batsman might have a decent or at best a good average, but Gayle has been very consistent and it shows up in his numbers. He has played 112 matches, scoring 3994 runs at a blazing strike rate of 150.7 and with an unbelievable average of 41.2.
To score at this strike rate and with such consistency shows Gayle’s mastery over this format and is a testimony to his greatness.