first_img If Indian Premier League is about big sixes – Chris Gayle is the man of the Indian Premier League.If the IPL is about scoring centuries consistently – Chris Gayle is the man about IPL more than any other player. Money meter fails to keep pace with destroyer Chris Gayle Previous articleFormula 1 enters fantasy sports market, invests $42 m in PlayOnNext articleIPL players can earn $ 1 million per game: Lalit Modi Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsored CricketIndian premier leagueLatest Sports NewsMoneyballSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Cricket Facebook Twitter TAGSChris GayleChris Gayle IPLIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2018Kings XI PunjabMoneyballVIVO IPL 2018 SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Mithali Raj lauds Shafali Verma after fantastic debut, says ‘she will be important for us in all formats’ Cricket Latest Sports News Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper By Kunal Dhyani – April 20, 2018 Cricket If the IPL is about the strike rate – Chris Gayle is the man about the IPL, having a phenomenon career strike rate of 152.08, the best among the current players and second only to Virender Sehwag (155.44).But if the biggest professional competition in cricket is about money and multi-crore rupee contracts, the IPL money meter has let down Chris Gayle by not keeping the pace with the batting performances of the “destroyer on the crease”.The man who deserves to be among the leaders on overall IPL salary charts does not even head the Insidesport MONEYBALL rankings even among his Caribbean compatriots.Gayle is in headlines for his match-winning, unbeaten, rapid-fire 102 for Kings XI Punjab against the table toppers SunRisers Hyderabad on Thursday. A player credited with the highest numbers of sixes and centuries in the IPL history will simply be credited among the most successful stories of the 11-seasons old professional league. So is Chris Gayle.One of the most successful professionals in the pro competition will also deserve the best professional contracts. But Gayle does not.The Giant Caribbean figures at the 16 position in the Insidesport MONEYBALL, the digital salary calculator for professional players, rankings list. Fellow West Indians Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are placed several notches above Gayle at the 11th and 12th salary rankings respectively. Gayle till date has earned only ₹52.56 crore in salaries for all 11 seasons of the IPL. Pollard has ₹58.33 crore and Narine ₹ 57.74 crore from IPL salaries.The man to start his IPL journey with Kolkata Knight Riders with a ₹3.2 crore salary deal in 2008 is their year representing his third franchisee – Kings XI Punjab. After first three years with KKR, Gayle has served Royal Challengers Bangalore for seven successive seasons. Surprisingly, there was no bidder for Gayle during the player auction for the 2018 season.One of the most successful and entertaining stories of the IPL could have ended abruptly, had KXIP not decided to sign the West Indies opener for his base price of ₹ 2 crores. Gayle in two games this season has scored 167 runs, ensuring that KXIP stays in the top half of the IPL 2018 points table. WTC Final LIVE Day 3: No rain for now but dark clouds & bad-light threaten India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Cricket Latest Sports News last_img

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