Chris Gayle is arguably the best ever participant to have performed within the historical past of the IPL. Nonetheless, the league might need seen the final of him. The star batsman has determined to depart the Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) bio-bubble for the continued version to remain contemporary for the T20 World Cup.
Kevin Pietersen Lashes Out For Unfair Remedy Of Chris Gayle As Punjab Kings Didn’t Play Him On His Birthday
With a mega-auction set to happen for IPL 2022, it stays to be seen if Chris Gayle decides to place his title within the hat once more and whether or not any franchise places in a bid for the 42-year-old. Nonetheless, legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and former England captain Kevin Pietersen have blamed PBKS’s unfair therapy of the Caribbean southpaw for his resolution to depart the continued match halfway.
Talking to Star Sports activities, Kevin Pietersen recounted that Chris Gayle was not noted of the facet for the primary recreation of the UAE leg in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on his birthday.
Kevin Pietersen mentioned: “He isn’t being handled proper in his atmosphere. He seems like they’re utilizing him and eliminating him, utilizing him and eliminating him. They didn’t play him on his birthday, solid him apart. If he’s not pleased, he’s 42, let him do what he desires.”
A day after Chris Gayle left them to be contemporary for West Indies on the Twenty20 World Cup, Punjab joined Kolkata and Mumbai on 10 factors on Friday because the three groups battle for the fourth and remaining qualifying spot.
Kevin Pietersen highlighted that PBKS didn’t give Chris Gayle a recreation on his 42nd birthday final month. Consequently, Chris Gayle performed solely two out of PBKS’s three matches within the UAE leg of IPL 2021, the place he managed simply 1, and 14 within the two mentioned video games.
Sunil Gavaskar Chris Gayle Is A Sport Changer
In the meantime, Sunil Gavaskar felt that regardless of his age Chris Gayle remains to be a game-changer who can flip the sport’s momentum very quickly, and his absence from the staff will probably be an enormous loss, echoing Kevin Pietersen’s assertion.
“A game-changer like Chris Gayle, if he’s not within the staff, 100 % it’s an enormous loss. I feel he’s out and in of the staff. I don’t know what the calculations are. And certain, he’s over 40 and he may not be capable to do it at a constant degree that he used to do. However he’s a game-changer. three overs of Gayle storm and the sport is gone from the opposition,” mentioned Gavaskar.
Chris Gayle’s resolution to depart the competitors on Thursday night time left Punjab Kings’ followers perplexed.
In an announcement issued by the franchise, Chris Gayle mentioned: “Over the previous few months, I’ve been part of the CWI bubble, CPL bubble adopted by the IPL bubble, and I want to mentally recharge and refresh myself.”
Chris Gayle added, “I need to refocus on serving to the West Indies within the T20 World Cup and want to take a break in Dubai. My because of the Punjab Kings for giving me the time without work. My needs and hopes are with the squad at all times. All the perfect for the video games developing.”
Regardless of leaving the Punjab camp, he stays in UAE and joins the West Indies squad in just a few days for the upcoming T20 World Cup after a brief break. Within the 2021 season, Chris Gayle featured in 10 video games and scored simply 193 runs at a median of 21.44 and strike price of 125.44.
The ‘Universe Boss’ is an IPL legend who already has a number of information to his title. The Caribbean batsman has amassed 4965 runs within the IPL. He’s the third-highest run-getter amongst abroad gamers within the IPL, solely behind Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner, who has scored 5449 runs and AB de Villiers (5083 runs).
Chris Gayle’s feat consists of six tons, which is essentially the most by a batsman within the league. He was gained 59 Man of Match awards in his T20 profession, which essentially the most by a batsman within the format. The massive-hitter holds the file for quickest IPL hundred, as he scored a ton in 30 balls in opposition to Pune Warriors India in 2013. His 175 not out in opposition to PWI remains to be the very best particular person rating within the league.