Ranking 5 of the Greatest Players in IPL History
With all the excitement and electricity in the air surrounding the current landscape of the IPL 2018, there's a strong possibility that this season will also end with a bang.
Whether it is the strong display of character by Dhoni's CSK or the disappointing coordination of Mumbai Indians, each team carries their own history.
Analysing the greatest players in this format is a tough task considering the talent of the current crop.
However, taking statistics and consistency into account, the players who have changed the game will be graded.
Here are the 5 Greatest Players in IPL's history
Honourable Mentions: Suresh Raina, AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Sunil Narine, David Warner.
#5 Chris Gayle
Taking the IPL statistics and marketability into consideration, Chris Gayle is one of the greatest performers in the history of the game. Currently enjoying his season with Kings XI Punjab, Gayle's ability to change the game in this format is too hard to put in words.
Having played for three IPL teams, the powerhouse performer has scored 3878 runs with an average of 43.08. He also holds the all-time record of scoring the most number of sixes with 288.
Regardless of the team he plays for, there's no denying that Chris Gayle has etched his name in IPL history. He still continues to be a crowd-favourite, mind you. If there's anyone who will entertain the crowd and decimate their opponents in splendid fashion, it's Chris Gayle.