IPL 2021: Flop XI Of The League Stage. The league stage of IPL 2021 is done and dusted and the tournament is all set to stage the knockouts, starting with the Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
Due to COVID-19 cases emerging in different bio-bubbles, the league stage matches had to be staged in two different halves. The fans, this season, have witnessed everything from gigantic sixes to a sensational hat-trick, from incredible five-wicket hauls to some heart-warming centuries.
Amidst all that, the league stage also had its fair share of poor performances as well. Some world-class players didn’t live up to their billing. Along with sensational performances with the bat, the fans also witnessed poor performances from notable talents. On that note, we look at the Flop XI of the league stage.
IPL 2021: Flop XI Of The League Stage
There is no denying the fact that the Universal Boss, Chris Gayle is past his prime. His reflexes aren’t the same anymore. Gayle struggled against the real pace and was found wanting against bouncers at shoulder height.
This year, the fans couldn’t witness the entertainment from the Universal Boss and might not see that again in the Indian Premier League. He played 10 matches for Punjab Kings and managed to score only 193 runs at an average of 21.44.
Gayle will be representing West Indies in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and chances are high that he might call retirement after that.