• IPL 10: Top 6 flops of the league stages

    Many well-known international cricketers stumbled in the tenth installment of Indian premier League.

    Chris Gayle
    Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: BCCI)

    Indian Premier League (IPL) is one-of-a-kind event where youth mingles with experience and talent goes hand-in-hand with perseverance. From 2008’s Swapnil Asnodkar to the 2014’s Yuzvendra Chahal, IPL has unearthed many hidden talents over the years. This year has been no different either, as many unknown talents like Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana came into fame.

    While on one hand we see many unknown cricketers grab the limelight in this mega cricketing extravaganza, many recognized players fail to perform on the other. Some legends of the game found it difficult to adjust in this tournament. With hits, there has been many flops over the years. This year too, there have been a lot of flop shows from well-known international superstars.

    Let us have a look at the Top 6 flops of this year’s IPL :

    1. Chris Gayle – Royal Challengers Bangalore

    Chris Gayle
    (Photo Source: BCCI)

    The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ is taylor-made for these kind tournaments. He is the leading six-hitter in T20 cricket. But speaking of top flops this season, the Caribbean giant’s name comes first on the list. In IPL 2013, he scored 175 runs in a single inning against the now dismantled Pune Warriors India. That year he scored 708 runs averaging 59 runs per innings, at a strike rate of around 160. But the present Gayle is merely a shadow of his past. This year, he has failed to perform upto the expectations of the fans.

    The Universe Boss scored a mere 200 runs in this year’s IPL, with an average of just around 22 runs per innings. What is more shocking is his strike rate of just over 120. Owing to his poor form, he was even dropped by the RCB management in favor of Travis Head. With just a one half-century in this year’s IPL, he tops our list of Top 6 fails. For RCB’s dismal performance this year, Gayle is responsible to some extent.

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