IPL 2021: From MS Dhoni to Chris Gayle, 40+ stars who are giving tough time to younsgters: Chris Gayle’s recent stint against Australia in the 3rd T20I has proved that age is just a number when it comes to cricket. The Punjab Kings player smashed 67 off 38 for the Windies side and routed them not just to a win but also sealed the series. Following his cameos, eyes have hovered upon other IPL players who are in the same age bracket as Gayle’s and can potentially explode for their side in Phase 2 on IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 40+ players: – MS Dhoni
The skipper for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dhoni has been leading this side since the genesis of the IPL in 2008. A veteran of 211 IPL matches, he still holds a phenomenal average of 40.25. Though a little off-colour since the 2020 edition of the IPL, his batting acumen can potentially explode in the matches ahead.
Nonetheless, his service behind the stumps still got no alternative. He often makes amends of his batting under-performance with his duty behind the wickets and captaincy otherwise.
IPL 2021 40+ players: – Chris Gayle
The Universal Boss as he is known, his ferocious willow nearly bosses the deliveries thrown at him during IPL matches. Replicating MS Dhoni in terms of average- 40.24, his ‘over the rope’ shots have not even dwindled with his increasing age. Under optimum fitness levels, he is still a potential explosive batsman.
IPL 2021 40+ players: – Imran Tahir
The 42-year old right-arm leg break, he has in fact emerged more promising towards the twilight of his career. He featured in just one match for CSK in IPL 2021 and managed to scalp two wickets while conceding an economy of just 4. His overall stats- economy 7.76 in the 59 IPL matches speak volumes of his potential that he can lend the with the ball.
IPL 2021 40+ players: – Harbhajan Singh
The Indian off-spinner has rendered services equivalent to a youngster. Bhajji, who has played for various franchisees continues to make his spot with his bowling. His bowling stats economy- 7.08 in 163 IPL matches are a testimony to the potential that resides in the off-spinner. He can be a boon to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side in the remaining matches on the IPL.