The IPL has seen a lot of expensive overs and the bowlers have traveled to all parts of the ground on many occasions in the tournament history in the past. Such has been the quality of the batsman in the cash-rich tournament and the bowlers have to make sure that they have a lot of variations or they could be taken to the cleaners.
The game has drifted towards the favor of the batsmen over the years and it has been a nightmare for the bowlers in small grounds in which the thick edges have carried the ball over the ropes. The batsmen have shown no mercy for either the spinners or the fast bowlers. With the ongoing edition gearing up at the peak, it is time to look at the five most expensive overs in the history of IPL.
5 Most Expensive Overs In The History Of IPL:
Chris Gayle (IPL 2012)- 31 Runs
It was in the 2012 IPL edition when the big man Chris Gayle smashed 31 runs off a single over in the bowling of leggie Rahul Sharma. With the ball turning into the left-hander, it was easy for Gayle to clear his front leg and smack it over the boundary lines.
Chris Gayle playing for the RCB franchise managed to hit five sixes in the over continuously after Saurabh Tiwary rotated the strike in the first ball of the over. Pune Warrior Indians felt the heat and Rahul Sharma was under immense pressure after being taken to the cleaners.