Chris Gayle is a world-renowned name in franchise-based cricket. The Caribbean monster had earlier opted for the IPL after leaving the West Indies game. But this time he has withdrawn from the event with a few matches left in the tournament.
In a statement, Gayle's team Punjab Kings said in the IPL that the Caribbean batsman has recovered from the impact of the ongoing bio-safety zone. 42 Peruvian Gayle has left the IPL to keep himself fresh before the upcoming T20 World Cup. The Caribbean star left the hotel on Thursday.
In a statement sent to Punjab, Gayle himself explained the reason for his departure, saying, "I have been in the Cricket West Indies belt for a few months now. Then the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has to enter another safety zone. I have entered the ring of IPL since the end. I felt like I needed to be refreshed mentally.
"I will be taking a break in Dubai before the T20 World Cup for the West Indies," he said. I thank Punjab, they have let me go. Good luck for the team in the upcoming matches.
Gayle has scored 15 runs in two matches in this part of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates. He has scored 193 runs in 10 matches this season. Maximum 47. Punjab, which has 6 points from 11 matches, is still mathematically surviving in the play-offs. But they face a tough challenge.