In the time of COVID-19 crisis, the players and fans are keeping themselves busy by interacting on social media and surfing their interests. Former players and stalwarts of game are also having a good time by conducting question answer sessions on twitter and other social media platforms.
Now, former Indian Opener, Wasim Jaffer, in an interactive session on Twitter, has picked his All Time IPL XI. In the veteran’s IPL XI, the right and left hand pair of Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma will form the opening pair of the wisdom team.
The former Royal Challengers Bangalore opener, Chris Gayle who is the highest T20 run scorer in the world is well known for his big hitting and he also owns the record of maximum runs in an innings when he scored a breath-taking 175* off 66 balls, which is still the highest individual score in T20 cricket. His partner Rohit Sharma has been one of the highest run getters in the history of the tournament and most successful captain of the league also.
At number 3, Chennai super kings’ Suresh Raina gets a place. He has been phenomenal for the franchise at no. 3 positon and is still the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history with 5368 runs in 193 matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli, comes in at no.4 for his staggering average and consistency. He is the man with highest runs in the history of the tournament, with 5412 in 177 games at a strike-rate of 131.61.
At number 5, in walks another the Captain and Wicket-keeper of the team – MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni has been the poster boy of IPL for a decade now. The master finisher has 4432 runs to his name at an average of 42.2.
For No.6,7 and 8, Jaffer has gone with the trio of Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan to provide finishing touch along with 8 overs of bowling. The all-round trio is well known for their exploits in IPL.
My all time IPL team:
1- @henrygayle ✈️
5- @msdhoni C/WK
6- @Russell12A ✈️
8- @rashidkhan_19 ✈️
11- Malinga ✈️
Share yours, I'll retweet the teams I like#ipl @BCCI @IPL
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 29, 2020
While Spin bowling slot is taken by another IPL great, R Ashwin. Mumbai Indians Duo of Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah will make the pace attack.While Lasith Malinga has 177 scalps to his name, Bumrah has picked up 82 wickets in 77 games.