West Indies top-class opener batsman Chris Gayle will not be part of West Indies team for the India tour as he has opted out to take a break from cricket for the rest of 2019 and will use the time to “reflect” on his future in international cricket.
West Indies will tour India for three T20Is and three one-day between 6 December to 22 December.
Chris Gayle recently played 2019 Mzansi Super League where he plays for Jozi Stars. Gayle hasn’t feature himself in international cricket since the home series against India in August. Now, he has announced that he will take no part in the upcoming tour of the West Indies, which includes three T20Is and three ODIs in next month.
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Recently Gayle made a statement in which he quoted that “West Indies team management call me to play ODIs, but I am not going to play” Gayle told ESPNCricinfo. “They [selectors] want me to play with the youngsters, but for this year I am going to take a break. 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 analyse. You never stop learning. 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 really want for 2020.”
Chirs Gayle got a great start for the year; he scored 424 runs from four innings in the home series ODIs against England, but couldn’t maintain that form thereafter. He finished with 242 runs from eight innings at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Although Gayle surpasses Brian Lara’s tally of 10,405 runs to become the leading run-scorer for West Indies in the format, which makes him most experience ODI player for West Indies.