Vijay Mallya shares a photo with Chris Gayle, and says- 'I have had a good friendship ever since I recruited him in RCB'!


Former Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya has shared a picture with cricketer Chris Gayle after meeting the batting superstar. Gayle joined RCB when Mallya co-owned the IPL franchise.

Sharing a picture with Gayle on Twitter, Mallya wrote on Twitter, "It's great to meet my good friend Christopher Henry Gayle @henrygayle, Universe Boss. We have had a super friendship ever since I selected him for RCB."

Mallya is wanted in India on money laundering and other charges. He is currently out on bail in the UK. Gayle joined RCB in 2011 and remained with the team until 2017, before Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) fielded him in the IPL 2018 auction for Rs 2 crore.

The 42-year-old has played 142 matches in the IPL, scoring 4965 runs at an average of 39.72 and a strike rate of 148.96. He has also scored six centuries and 31 fifties.


However, he withdrew from the IPL mega auction citing BBL fatigue. Later in an interview, he revealed that he felt that he was not being treated and respected fairly, which forced him to make this decision.

However, Gayle has announced that he will be available for the next season.