Chris Gayle roared back to form in the very first match that he played in this IPL. He scored 53 against Royal Challengers Bangalore to help Kings XI Punjab win a crucial game. He scored his fifty at 41, becoming one of the oldest players in the history of the IPL to score a fifty.
In the process, he has defied age and has proved that it is just the class of players that matters in this game of cricket and everything else are just secondary. While many say that this format is for the youngsters, experience has time and again come handy. They have scored the runs and picked wickets to win matches for their team.
Top 5 Oldest Players to Score a Fifty in IPL History:
1) Chris Gayle (41 years and 24 days)
Gayle made a comeback to the IPL in Punjab’s match against RCB. In a must-win game for the Kings, Gayle scored 53 off 45 and added a 93-run stand to help Punjab win the game. Gayle at one point in his innings was on six from 14 balls.
Gayle launched an assault on Mohammad Siraj and Washington Sundar in the middle-overs. He scored 44 runs off the next 22 balls, bringing up his half-century in just 36 balls.