The devastating West Indies batsman, Chris Gayle will be taking a sabbatical from all forms of cricket due to his back problem and very soon will undergo a surgery for the same. It’s expected that he will be away from cricket for at least 2-3 months.
The 35-year-old is at present, the most aggressive cricketer in all forms of cricket. He is currently leading the highest score rankings in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), averaging 61.42 with 430 runs. He had a successful run, both in the IPL( while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore) and in the NatWest T20 Blast (for Somerset).
Jamaica Tallawahs batsman went public after their defeat against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel by 27 runs, in which he scored 30 runs, out of which 26 came off in just one over of Samuel Badree.
After the match, Gayle was quoted saying – “I have a charity game on the 2nd, but after that I will be out of cricket for two to three months. I am going to do a surgery on my back. So I need some time for recovery. Maybe December, before I actually get back in cricket as well. You have got to wish me luck with that surgery and then I will be back strong. Who knows, we will see what happens.”
West Indies opener is suffering from back problem since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, in which he played the quarter-final against New Zealand after taking an injection.
West Indies are expected to miss him in their tri-series against Pakistan & Zimbabwe in August. The results of tri-series might affect Caribbean team’s chances for the Champions Trophy next year.
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