I don’t even know how my name reached the BPL, says Chris Gayle
Gayle has confirmed that he will not play in the upcoming season of BPL and BBL.
Updated - Nov 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Chris Gayle rarely makes it to the news for reasons other than cricket. However, the West Indies star has been all over the news since the last couple of days due to his explosive comments while he was talking to reporters in South Africa. A miffed Gayle did not hold back as facing criticism for Jozi Stars’ poor display in the ongoing Mzansi Super League (MSL).
Gayle played six games in the tournament for the Stars and failed to propel them to win in any of those. His batting performance was equally unimpressive. In the first five matches, he managed just 47 runs before scoring a much-needed half-century in his final match for the Stars against Tshwane Spartans. But it was not enough as they lost that game too.
Following the defeat, he came down hard on media for not giving him respect whenever he fails to perform. Chris Gayle, in fact, went on to take shots at the franchise, owners, team managements, coaches and players too, saying that he does not get the respect he deserves whenever he fails to perform with the bat and the team loses.
Chris Gayle takes a break
In the wake of the poor campaign in South Africa, Chris Gayle has decided to take a break from the game for the time being. The West Indies legend said he needs time to plan his future for the next year. Consequently, he has confirmed that he would not play in the upcoming season of Big Bash League (BBL) as well as Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
In the past, Gayle had played for Melbourne Renegades in BBL and Rangpur Riders in BPL. Gayle, who plied his trade for the Riders in the last season, also claimed that he had no idea how his name had been listed in one of the teams in the BPL.
“I am not going to the Big Bash. I’m not sure what cricket will come up, I don’t even know how my name reached the BPL, but I have been drafted in a team and I don’t even know how that happened,” Gayle was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.