Chris Gayle says he will feel privileged with any IPL team, if not RCB
Gayle also expressed his wish to make a comeback in whites before calling curtains on his career.
Published - Jul 19, 2017 8:40 pm | Updated - Jul 19, 2017 8:40 pm
With the coming of age, it seems that Chris Gayle is not the hard-hitter as he used to be. He made his international T20 comeback after more than a year against India earlier this year but could muster only 18 runs. Before that, he had last played a T20I in Eden Gardens in March 2016, when West Indies were crowned as the champions of the World T20 2016.
However, since then, he has been out of touch not just in international cricket but hasn’t had a great time in franchise cricket either. We saw him struggle during the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League, where he had a horrendous season with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gayle’s performances were so poor that the T20 legend had to be benched for a few games.
Gayle scored just 77 runs in 9 matches at a low average of 22.22 in the IPL. Next year, there will be fresh auctions, and when Gayle was asked which other IPL franchise would he prefer if not RCB, he gave a diplomatic response. “To be honest with you, whatever team it is, wherever I wind up, I’ll be most privileged to produce the goods for the team I end up representing. So, I’ll just wait and see what happens next year,” he told Sportskeeda.
“Once I’m associated with the IPL, I’m good to go. Same entertainment, the same passion for whichever team I play for,” he added.
Wants to play one last Test match
In another chat with Cricbuzz, Gayle also expressed his wish to make a comeback in whites before calling curtains on his career. The Jamaican wished to play at least one more Test until the time his battery is not completely exhausted.
“I cherish Test cricket the most. I treasure my time in whites for West Indies because that’s the format for which I have worked the hardest. Two triple centuries and an average of above 40 speaks for my Test cricket credentials. While I still want to play Test cricket, at least one last match, I’m not sure if my body will agree with the demands of the five-day game. But yes… one last time will be good” Gayle was quoted as saying.