LEGENDS LEAGUE 2022: The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, is set to be a part of Legend League Cricket for the upcoming edition. The legendary West Indian batsman will play for Gujarat Giants in the league, which is going to begin on September 16. The hard-hitting batsman will be playing under the captaincy of Virender Sehwag, and it is much more likely that the duo will open the innings together.
Adani Sportsline-owned Gujarat Giants signed 15 cricketers in a virtual draft on Friday and spent more than 5.5 crores that day. The franchise then wishes to add Gayle with their remaining purse value. Gujarat Giants earlier signed some legendary players, including Virender Sehwag, Graeme Swann, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’Brien, etc. for this season. Now, having Chris Gayle in the squad means Gujarat has become one of the most powerful sides in the league. Lendl Simmons of the West Indies will be with him.
On the international front, last year, Chris Gayle himself said that he hasn’t officially retired from the T20Is and would like to be a part of another World Cup. So far, there are no chances of Gayle making it to the squad, but his inclusion in the Legends League Cricket will attract millions of cricket fans.
Apart from this league, the Road Safety World Series is also set to take place from September 10 with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar leading the India Legends. Tendulkar helped India Legends win the inaugural edition of the Road Safety World Series by beating Sri Lanka Legends in the final.
Other teams in the Legends League Cricket
Four teams are playing in this edition of the Legends League 2022, including India Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Bhilwara Kings, and Manipal Tigers. With Virender Sehwag set to lead the Gujarat Giants, the India Capitals will be led by Gautam Gambhir, a T20 captain with a stellar track record. Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan will lead the Bhilwara Kings. He will be playing with his brother, Yusuf Pathan, who is also in the squad. The last team, Manipal Tigers, will see Harbhajan Singh as their captain. Bhajji has experience of captaincy in the IPL and for his state, Punjab, as well.