Royal Challengers Bangalore To Retire Jersey Numbers Worn By Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers

Written by Toshi Pawar

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will retire the jersey numbers worn by AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle when the two cricketing legends are inducted into the Indian Premier League (IPL) side’s Hall of Fame on March 26.

“Jersey numbers 17 and 333 will be retired forever as a tribute to @ABdeVilliers17 and @henrygayle, when we induct the legends of RCB into the Hall of Fame,” RCB tweeted. Jersey No. 17 had become synonymous with de Villiers, who played 11 seasons (2011-2021) for RCB and scored 4,491 runs in 156 matches for the franchise.

The charismatic South African cricketer also slammed 37 half-tons and two centuries for RCB, with a highest score of 133 not out in 2015.

De Villiers, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in November 2021, had a strike rate touching 152 for RCB.

West Indian hard hitter Gayle played for RCB for seven season (2011-2017) and his jersey No. 333 became the most feared among opposing teams.

Gayle began his stint with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009, before moving to RCB, where he served the longest stint with an IPL franchise. He was bought by Punjab Kings in 2018, where he played four seasons.

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