Renowned West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle, who is widely regarded as the best T20 batsman of all time, has highlighted which of the two well-liked competitions—the T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL)—is more challenging to win.
Gayle has twice been in the IPL final and has twice won the T20 World Cup with the West Indies.
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One of the all-time best T20 batsmen is former West Indies captain and opening batsman Chris Gayle. In the game’s smallest format, his numbers are astounding. The 43-year-old batsman has participated in a total of 463 games, scoring 14562 runs at an average of 36.22 and a strike rate of 144.75. He took part in 79 T20 International games in total for the West Indies, and he played 142 IPL games.
Chris Gayle played for the West Indies team that won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016, but despite twice making it to the final with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011 and 2016, Gayle was unable to win any IPL championships in his career.
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“I have never been to a World Cup final”: Chris Gayle
Former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa recently asked the self-described Universe Boss during a discussion on Jio Cinema which competition was harder to win between the IPL and the T20 World Cup. He went with the first option.
Gayle first opted for the World Cup over the IPL because he thought Uthappa was talking about the ODI World Cup, but then changed his mind after learning that Uthappa was talking about the T20 World Cup.
“You know what, I would say the World Cup. The reason is, I have never been to a World Cup final. I have been to an IPL final, so I was this close. So, World Cup,” Chris Gayle said.
Uthappa then reminded him by saying, “But you have won two T20 World Cups.”
After which Gayle said, “Is the T20 World Cup okay? Then I guess it’s the IPL. IPL is definitely harder to win.”
In the 2011 IPL, Gayle finished as the player who scored the most runs. He appeared in 12 games for RCB throughout that season, scoring 608 runs while doing so. He joined the team as a replacement player. The IPL championship eluded him despite his gallant efforts.