Top 5 oldest player to play in IPL 2021

Top 5 oldest player to play in IPL 2021

Top 5 oldest player to play in IPL 2021

No sportsman would like to age as it acts as a deterrent to their performance. The heart might be willing to go on, but the body does stop responding at times which could cause their non- performance. Cricket is no different, and this IPL may witness ‘ one last hurrah’ from indeed three if not five aging players. Their contribution to IPL cannot be undermined as they may become part of its history soon enough.

Kheltalk.com has analyzed these five oldest players’ performances and their contribution in the past and what one can expect this year from them.

1. Imran Tahir:

The aging Leg break Bowler, a Pakistani- South African, calls age a ‘ number ‘ only. He has played for more teams than most as he travels worldwide from one corner to the other, playing in T20 tournaments. CSK has his services and in the IPL 2020 rested him more than play him. Even though he captains and is active in other teams, Tahir may face the same situation this year also. He is very popular among co- cricketers and the public alike and hates controversies even though his age at 42 is becoming one. Imran is kheltalk.com’s number one oldest player in this IPL. And all are sure; he would be back next year running around the ground scalp after scalp!

2. Chris Gayle:

Yet another proof that old wine is tastier. Gayle, considered the ‘ Universal Boss,’ believes he has hundreds of Six’s left in him, and he will play on for a few more years. He has the fastest fifty and the quickest hundred, with the highest score of 175. In 2020 he was forced to warm the benches for KXIP but came backfiring in all cylinders in the last seven. Gayle is a crowd puller and is almost 42. He has no plans for retirement yet. Or perhaps it’s never. He is our second ‘ oldest player’ but firmly believes he has a lot of cricket left in him.

3. Harbhajan Singh:

The Turbanator has played, captained in the IPL but decided to desert CSK at the last minute during IPL 2020. He would be 41 soon and somehow has managed to get KKR for this season. This could also be his final year at the IPL, as his match-winning days are long gone.

4. M.S.Dhoni:

None can refuse the fact that he is the greatest captain and champion cricketer. Well, it was so till the 2020 IPL. CSK has always been in the playoffs, if not the champions or runner-up. Dhoni himself could not lead the team to victories, and many commented on his lacklustre captaincy too. This year, the oldest team in terms of age has to prove they are still the champions. Shane Watson has retired, and it is up to Dhoni to take CSK back to its winning ways even though he is about to turn 40.

5. Kedhar Jadhav:

Kedhar Jadhav

Kedhar was a promising talent who did not improve with his performances but certainly aged. Kedhar would turn 36 years of age during this IPL, playing for his new franchise KKR. He has been released by CSK, and its fans have more to do with his ouster than the team management. Time would tell us whether he would be an asset for KKR or continue to be a liability as he was in 2020 to CSK.

IPL STATS OF THE FIVE PLAYERS:

PlayerIPL Team -2021D-O-BCurrent AgeSpecialist InIPL MatchesRunsWickets
Imran Tahir  CSKMarch 27, 197941 years 355 daysRight arm leg break2014-20 58NA80
Chris Gayle  Punjab XISeptember 21, 197941 years 177 daysRight-hand batsman2009-20 132477218
Harbhajan Singh  KKRJuly 3, 198040 years 257 days  Right Arm off-break/Right-hand Batsman2008-19 160829  150
Mahendra Singh DhoniCSKJuly 7, 1981,39 years 253 days  Wicketkeeper/Middle order batsman2008-20 2044632NA
Kedar Jadhav  SRHMarch 26, 198535 years 356 daysRight Arm Off break/ Middle Order batsman2010-20 871141NA
Ayush Kesharwani
I am Ayush Kesharwani, Brand Manager at Kheltalk. My world revolves around cricket and football. The sports is all what my life is all about. And, I want to give a new dimension to the sports by changing its dynamics in the best possible way.
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