IPL 2019: Best internationally acclaimed retired players from IPL 

Indian Premier League is the most lavish T20 cricket league globally. The grandeur and the extravaganza appeal to everyone. In the subcontinent, fans follow the sport religiously. Not just in terms of money, the league is rich in every way. Some of the modern-day greats of the game have featured in it. Here’s the top 5 internationally acclaimed retired cricketers from the IPL.

Sanath Jayasuriya

The Srilankan southpaw, played for Mumbai Indians. Along with Sachin Tendulkar, he formed an iconic opening partnership. Though almost belonging to another era, he scored a magical 114 not out of 48 deliveries. In the white ball cricket, he has over 10000 runs and 300 wickets to his name. He is the only batsmen in 10,ooo club with 90+ strike rate, befitting to his success in the T20 format.

Adam Gilchrist 

The Australian wicket keeper is known for his strike rate and sportsmanship. In the inaugural season, he scored a swift IPL century off just 42 balls. He captained Deccan Charges to win the title in second season of IPL. He was named the Player of the Tournament in the same season. He has a dubious bowling record, by getting the wicket of Harbhajan Singh off the only ball he bowled in T20 cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar

The little master exhibited his supreme skills at T20. He scored an IPL century to go along with his stellar record of 100 tons. The master blaster scored over 2300 runs in 6 seasons. He became player of the tournament in 2010, scoring over 600 runs. His 2011 IPL tally surpassed 500 runs that included a century.

Virendar Sehwag

The Sultan of Multan had one of the iconic IPL careers. T20 format naturally suited his aggressive batting style. He scored over 2700 runs in 104 games. He is a two-time centurion in the tournament. Viru brags a strike rate of 155. He captained Delhi Daredevils and later joined the batting heavy Kings XI Punjab squad. In the inaugural season of IPL, he maintained an outstanding strike rate of 184, scoring over 400 runs.

Jacques Kallis

Kallis made an interesting case in the IPL. He played his usual slow and steady game in T20s and was quite effective in that. His tally of 2400 runs and 65 wickets in 98 games is just stellar. He’s arguably the best all-rounder of all time. His sister was a cheerleader for Chennai Super Kings, which adds to the trivia. You can enjoy IPL 2019 live streaming on YuppTV. They have officially bagged digital rights to broadcast IPL 2019 in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, South America, Continental Europe and South East Asia.

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