The Second phase of the IPL 2021 has begun. Class players will take stage in UAE for the second leg of the IPL-21. This edition of the IPL-21 might be the last IPL season for some of the great players.
Many players are playing IPL-21 despite retiring from the international cricket. We might what was some of the great players who might retire after this season.
Here are the 5 Players for whom IPL-21 might be the last as player
Robin Uthappa has been playing IPL change the inaugural season of the tournament. Robin has played for 6 IPL franchises. He is a wicket-keeper batsman. Currently, playing for the CSK franchise.
His most prominent stretch has to be with the KKR franchise from 2014 to 2019. He was the orange cap winner in the 2014 season of the IPL when the KKR franchise won the tournament under captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.
He was with Rajasthan Royals franchise for the 2020 season of the IPL which was held in completelt UAE. Utthapp’s is 35 years of age, adding upon the he is still to play the match in this season of IPL-21, so it might prompt him for the retirement after the season.
Harbhajan Singh is regarded as one of the greatest spinners Indian cricket has ever produced. When we talk about IPL ,again one of the finest spinners of all time.
Harbhajan Singh was picked up by Mumbai Indians in the inaugural season of the IPL and remain with them for the 10 long seasons. In 2018 season of the IPL, he was picked up by the arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings in the auctions.
The pitches in Chennai suited his style of bowling. He was with the Chennai Super Kings Franchise till the IPL 2020 and was released for the season 2021. Now in IPL-21, he has been the part of KKR franchise and as and got too many games so far. He is 40 already and is yet to find a place in the XI. These actions clearly indicates that this season of IPL-21 might put down curtains on his career completely.
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Amit Mishra is undoubtedly the most underrated IPL Player of all time. He has been the greatest IPL spinner of all time. No spinner has taken more wickets than him and he is the second highest Wicket taker in the IPL after Legend Lasith Malinga.
He is just 4 wicket behind Malinga and can overtake him in this season of the IPL and become the most successful bowler in the IPL. He has several world records to his name when it comes to T20. He has 3 hat tricks in the T20 format.
Abe Mishra is already 38 and will turn 39 in few days and IPL-21 might be his farewell IPL edition. Amit Mishra would love to say goodbye to cricket on the high note.
The Universe boss is already 41 years of age and will be playing yet another season of the IPL and cricket fans will be expecting the Gayle storm to blow to give his IPL-21 campaign the kick.
Gayle has been hard hitting opener batsman and will be hoping to make this season his own with some explosive innings. He is with the Punjab Kings franchise for the IPL 2021. In the 2020 edition of the IPL ,he played 7 games and scored 288 runs including 3 fifties.
He played with the strike rate of 137 and within decent average of 41. 99 was his highest score for the season and smashed 23 sixes in just 7 games. Has played 132 games India IPL and has scored 4772 runs with an average of 41 and strike rate of 150. He has 31 half centuries and 6 centuries to his name. Probaly with age not on his side, IPL-21 can be the last of Chris Gayle as a player.
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Imran Tahir is the oldest player who will feature in the IPL 2021. He is the currently the part of CSK franchise. Imran Tahir’s classic celebration after taking the wicket shows his passion towards the game of cricket.
Imran Tahir has played 58 matches in the IPL and picked up 80 wickets with an excellent average of 21 and tremendous economy rate of 7.8 . He was the purple cap holder the IPL season 2019. In 2019, he picked up 26 wickets in the season.
He has been the CSK franchise since the IPL 2018 , and might play big role in the progress of the side for the 2021 edition of the tournament. With almost no International Cricket left, IPL-21 might also prove to be his last a Player.
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