Windies star batsman Chris Gayle opts out of India ODIs, takes break from cricket

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Windies star batsman Chris Gayle opts out of India ODIs, takes break from cricket

Chris Gayle, the West Indies swashbuckling opener, who recently revealed that he becomes a burden for his teams whenever he flops with the bat, is not planning to join his national cricket team.

On Sunday, Gayle left an emotional statement after his exit from the ongoing Mzansi Super League (MSL). He was a part of the Jozi Stars in MSL 2019. Gayle in his statement said that he doesn’t get the amount of respect he deserves; his declaration came after his poor show in the tournament.

Gayle also opted himself out of the ODI series against India in December after the selectors checked on his availability. He would rather utilize the time to reflect on what he wants in the next year.

“West Indies called me to play ODIs, but I am not going to play, they (selectors) want me to play with the youngsters, but for this year I am going to take a break,” Gayle said on Wednesday.

The Jamaican born also cleared the air over his participation in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL). “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,” he added.

The southpaw will take time to decide whether he would be comfortable to play in the 2020 T20 World Cup.

“I’m going to recharge my batteries and think ahead in life and try and plan it better and keep the people who are more real around you.”

“There’s a lot of things I am going to analyze. You never stop learning. It doesn’t matter how long I have been playing. There’s a lot of things for me to give back. 2020 is just around the corner. I will use now and next month to reflect on what I want for 2020,” Gayle concluded.

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