IPL has changed the emotion of public for players. Nowadays, cricket players in India is praised lika a God. When, they announce to take retirement from cricket it hurts fans deeply. This year IPL will be not be the same without these legends, who have made this league famous worldwide.
Ab devilliers– Abd announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket in May 2018, which means he is no longer available to play for the South African cricket team.
Despite retiring from international cricket, he continued to play domestic cricket and in various T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise but after the completion of IPL 2021 ABD announced he will be retiring from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
AB de Villiers has been a key player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for several years. He has been playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise since 2011 and has been an integral part of their team. De Villiers is known for his explosive batting and his ability to score runs quickly, which has helped RCB win several matches in the IPL.
Over the years, de Villiers has scored more than 5,000 runs in the IPL, with an average of over 40 and a strike rate of over 150. He has also taken some stunning catches as a fielder and has occasionally kept wickets for his team. In the IPL 2021 season, de Villiers played some match-winning innings for RCB and helped his team reach the playoffs.
Chris Gayle– Gayle has retired from Test, ODI and T20I cricket for the West Indies. Gayle last played a Test match in September 2014 and an ODI match in March 2019.Chris Gayle has been a regular participant in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008. He has represented various franchises over the years, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Kings XI Punjab, and the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Gayle has been a prolific run-scorer in the IPL, with over 4,000 runs to his name at an average of around 40 and a strike rate of over 145. He has also hit the most number of sixes in the history of the IPL, with over 350 sixes to his credit.
Gayle has played some memorable innings in the IPL, including a stunning knock of 175 not out off just 66 balls, which remains the highest individual score in T20 cricket. He has also won the IPL title twice, once with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and once with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016. In the IPL, Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score (175* runs off 66 balls) and the most number of sixes (351).
Kieron Pollard– The west Indies big man, who has left a mark on international cricket and league cricket. In his international career he has represented many franchise across the globe in different tournaments. He announced his retirement from IPL ahead of IPL 2023.
Kieron Pollard has been a regular participant in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2010, and he has represented the Mumbai Indians franchise since then. He is known for his big-hitting ability, athletic fielding, and his effective medium-pace bowling.
Pollard has been a vital player for the Mumbai Indians, helping them win several IPL titles over the years. He has scored over 3,000 runs in the IPL at an average of around 30 and a strike rate of over 150. He has also taken more than 60 wickets with his medium-pace bowling and has held on to some stunning catches in the field.
Pollard has played some memorable innings in the IPL, including a 17-ball 41 not out in the final of IPL 2013, which helped Mumbai Indians win their first IPL title. He has also been the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, leading the team to victory on several occasions.
Robin Uthappa– Robin Uthappa has been a prominent player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 2008. He has played for various franchises in the tournament, including the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals.
Uthappa’s most successful stint in the IPL came with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from 2014 to 2019. He played a crucial role in KKR’s title-winning campaign in 2014, scoring 660 runs in 16 matches at an average of 44.00 and a strike rate of 137.78. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament that year.
In total, Uthappa has scored over 4,000 runs in the IPL, with a highest score of 87 not out. He has also been a consistent performer in the tournament, scoring over 350 runs in a season on five occasions