IPL: Top 5 players who never captained an IPL side
Many greats of the game have failed to captain an IPL side even once.
A captain is not always the best player on a team, but he is a great tactician who understands his players and leads by example. He understands the complexities of the game and has the ability to make quick decisions on and off the field. Captaincy is not an easy job. It requires complete focus and a captain has to always stay one step ahead of the game.
Over the years, we have seen some great players who were at par with the best in their teams but never got a chance to captain their sides. With the IPL around the corner, let us have a look at some of the league’s most celebrated players who never got a chance to captain their respective sides.
#5 Chris Gayle
The Universe Boss Christopher Henry Gayle has made the IPL his own. He started his IPL journey with Kolkata Knight Riders but his fortunes changed when RCB welcomed him in the 2011 season.
He won the Orange Cap that year, amassing 608 runs at an incredible strike rate of 183.13 and an average of 67.55. Gayle has won the most number of “Man of the Match” awards in IPL history. There is no doubting the fact that Gayle is indeed among the best players to have graced the IPL but captaincy might not align itself with Gayle’s fun-loving and free-flowing personality.
Still, it would have been exciting to see what brand of captaincy he would have adopted.