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Chris Gayle works out in the gym in preparation for the IPL 2023 season

Chris Gayle is one of the most destructive and entertaining batters to ever play professional baseball. He has made an enormous impact while playing franchise cricket around the world, including the IPL, in addition to numerous useful knocks for the West Indies. It’s worth noting that the southpaw’s unbeaten 175 versus the now-defunct Pune Warriors India in the 2013 edition still holds the record for the highest individual score in tournament history.

Gayle will turn 43 later this year, but the ‘Universe Boss’ has no plans to slow down, stating that he wants to return to the IPL in 2023. At the same time, the Caribbean all-rounder is putting in the effort and not sacrificing his fitness in order to be ready for the next edition of the prestigious competition.

Chris Gayle shared a series of videos on his Instagram story on Monday (March 28) evening in which he can be seen sweating it out at the gym with a tough training session where he allegedly kept a personal trainer. “Work just started!!” reads the first story post. Let’s get started. I’m getting ready for the IPL next year!”

Since his IPL debut in 2009, Chris Gayle has played for three different teams, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Punjab Kings. He had a dismal season last year, scoring 193 runs in ten matches with an average of 21.44 and a strike rate of 125.32, and the PBKS released him months before the major auction in 2022.

In January of this year, the two-time T20 World Cup winner stunned the cricketing world by announcing his withdrawal from the IPL 2022, citing personal reasons. Many assumed he wouldn’t play in the IPL again, but he plans to return with a bang next year.