Gayle leaves PSL
Caribbean hard-hitter batsman Chris Gayle has left from the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after playing just two matches. The devastating opener has returned to the Caribbean to play for the national team.
Gayle was playing for Quetta Gladiators in this year’s PSL. He has played in two matches for the team since the start of the tournament. However, West Indies will play a T20 series against Sri Lanka, in which Gayle is also a part. That’s why he had to leave PSL for the time being due to the call of West Indies.
Gayle is upset that he is about to leave PSL. “It’s sad that I have to leave PSL because I wanted to play the full season. I wanted to come here and dominate the PSL. I wanted to give the fans something to cheer about. I’m looking forward to visiting Lahore for the second stage,” said Gayle.
West Indies’ home T20 series against Sri Lanka will end on March 8. The league-stage match of PSL will continue till March 16. Gayle will be able to play for Quetta again at the end of the tournament.
Gayle, however, showed his form before leaving after playing two matches. He scored 39 runs off 24 balls in the team’s opening match against Karachi Kings. The day before he left for the country, he played a stormy innings of 68 runs from 40 balls. However, the team could not win in any of the two matches.
“Two defeats is not what we wanted… but it’s early stage of the tournament so hopefully we can pick ourselves up and rebound and forget about these two games and come back strong,” he said.