The year 2020 has been full of uncertainties as tragedies hit the world alike with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. However with out of very few positives to pick up from IPL has been a success story this year. And the result for the cricket board and official broadcasters came after a patient wait.
IPL 2020 was originally slated to get underway in March. But it was later deferred from its original date before being postponed indefinitely. The final decision on IPL being moved to UAE came after the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia was postponed which allowed the lucrative tournament to take up the slot.
Chris Gayle performance in IPL 2020 helped KXIP: Brian Lara
Chris Gayle is one of the cleanest hitters off the ball and when his bat does the talking he is hard to be stopped. Veteran West Indies batsman Gayle has established himself as a powerful striker of the ball not only for his national team but also in franchise leagues across the world. Today, there is hardly any league left, where Chris Gayle has not made his presence felt.
“I think the Universe Boss – Chris Gayle. The reason being that there were 50-60 thousand people watching, and when he arrived in the tournament at the second half. His performances and how he got Kings XI Punjab going and almost getting there.
I think it’s just been amazing watching him and the turnaround of Kings XI Punjab,” Brian Lara told Star Sports.
Gayle has played 404 T20 matches. He has scored over 13000 runs at an average of 38.20 with the high score of an unbeaten 175. He has incredibly hit 22 centuries and 82 half-centuries in this format.