In the history of the Indian T20 League, Chris Gayle is known as one of the best players. On 21 September 2022, Gayle celebrated his 43rd birth anniversary. Throughout all these years, he has played for Kolkata (2009-2010), Bangalore (2011-2017), and Punjab (2018-2021) franchises. However, he missed the last edition of the tournament as no franchises showed any interest in buying him.
Speaking about his career in this league, Gayle has played 142 matches. In those matches, he scored 4965 runs and he also took 18 wickets. Over the years, he has entertained his fans through his performances. Apart from that, Gayle also entertained fans. Therefore, he has made a great contribution to making the Indian T20 League the brand it is today.
Here are three reasons why Chris Gayle made Indian T20 League the brand it is today
Blistering performances over the years
Chris Gayle enjoyed his peak in this tournament from 2011 to 2013. During that timeline, he played for the Bangalore franchise. In all those three seasons, he was the highest run-scorer in that tournament. In the Indian T20 League 2011, he scored 608 runs in 12 matches, including two tons and three fifties. He scored at an average of 67.55.
Meanwhile, in the next season, Gayle scored 733 runs in 15 matches, including one hundred and seven fifties. He scored at an average of 61.08. Speaking of the next season in 2013, Gayle scored 708 runs in 14 matches, at an average of 59. In that season, he smashed one hundred and four fifties.