GLAD FOR A BREAK
The opening batsman of the West Indies cricket team, Chris Gayle, has said that he is glad to have got a bit of a break from cricket.
Gayle has played a lot of cricket this year. Apart from featuring for his national team in various tournaments, Gayle has also played for a few franchises in the T20 Leagues around the world.
He recently guided his team Jamaica Tallawahs to title in the first edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
He played a captain’s knock in the final match against Guyana Amazon Warriors. His team was chasing a low, but, tricky total and Gayle anchored the innings beautifully. He scored an unbeaten 47 and received the man of the match award for his effort.
Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Gayle said, “This season has been quite hectic. I am happy that it has ended now and I can rest for the next few months.”
“It’s great to finish the season on a winning note. I am mentally exhausted at this point of time, but, I am satisfied that I managed to lead the side from the front.”
Gayle was struggling with his form before the start of CPL. He had got a century in the first match of the tri nation series which was played in Caribbean after the Champions Trophy, but, after that match, Gayle’s form dipped considerably.
He kept getting out cheaply in the remaining matches of the tri series. In the next series against Pakistan, he got demoted down to no. 5 in the batting order, but, his struggle continued there as well.
But, in the CPL, Gayle seemed to have got his old spark back. He played some crucial innings and ended up at no. 4 in the list of leading run scorers in the tournament.