New Delhi: Chris Gayle has been signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the next two IPL seasons, an official release confirmed on Friday.
Gayle joined RCB for the 2011 season as a replacement for Dirk Nannes, after remaining unsold in the initial auction. He ended as the recipient of the Orange Cap for being the highest scorer in IPL 2011. He also played for RCB in the Champions League.
Sidhartha Mallya, Director, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd was all praise for his side's signing.
"We are delighted to make Chris Gayle a permanent member of our IPL squad. He is one of the best batsmen in the world. His form helped us qualify for the final of the 2011 edition of the tournament. We are confident that with players like him in our side, we will take the extra step this season, and win our maiden IPL title," said Mallya Jr.