“I don’t get respect in franchise cricket”: Chris Gayle bids emotional farewell to MSL 2019

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Chris Gayle, the Windies star opener, often known as the Universe Boss, has shared the pain that he’s going through these days. Gayle has conceded that when he doesn’t perform in franchise cricket, he becomes a burden for the team.

“As soon as I don’t perform for two or three games, then Chris Gayle is the burden for the team,” he said at the press conference after the Jozi Stars collapsed from a winning position against Tshwane Spartans in the ongoing Mzansi Super League.

With 22 hundred and 81 fifties, Gayle has scored over 13,000 runs in T20 cricket. However, Gayle had a terrible MSL 2019. In six matches, the southpaw only scored a fifty, and with an average close to 17. He went for an emotional goodbye after Jozi Stars faced a 20-run defeat from Tshwane Spartans and reached the bottom in the points table.

“And I am not talking about this franchise. I am generally talking. Even from players as well, I am talking. Players, management, head of management, board members, Chris Gayle never get any respect. Once Chris Gayle fails, it’s the end of his career; he is no good; he is the worst player and all these other things. I’ve generally overcome these things, and I expect these things, and I have lived with these things,” Gayle said in his farewell statement.

“I had so much fun last year. I didn’t plan to come to play this year, but because of the spirit last year, the dressing room environment was so fantastic, I just wanted to come and play. It wasn’t about money at all, and there was no negotiation, I said ‘just sign it up, but I won’t play the full tournament.’ I will play six games because I want to share one more moment with this dressing room, and that’s what I did. Usually, I would take a break right now, but I really, really wanted to come here,” he added.

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