Vijay Mallya shared a picture with Chris Gayle.© Twitter
Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, who owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Wednesday took to Twitter to share a picture with West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle. “Nice to meet my good friend Christopher Henry Gayle @henrygayle, The Universe Boss,” Mallya wrote in his tweet, which Gayle used to trade for RCB from 2011 to 2017, which went viral. “Ever since I recruited him for RCB, it’s a very good friendship. Best acquisition ever by a player,” he added.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMalya) 22 June 2022
The tweet has garnered over 13,000 ‘likes’ and 500 retweets since it was posted by Mallya.
Gayle was signed by RCB as a replacement player in 2011 but since then there has been no looking back as he went on to become one of the best players to have played in the IPL.
After his stint with RCB, he also represented Punjab Kings. However, he did not list himself for the mega auction before IPL 2022.
He also represented Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 and 2010.
Gayle has 4965 runs in 142 matches in IPL. He averages 39.72 in the league with an impressive strike rate of 148.96.
He also has six centuries to his name, including an unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors in 2013, the highest individual score in T20s by any player.
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