Quetta Gladiators opening batsman left competition to join national team
Self-proclaimed ‘universe boss’ Chris Gayle has returned to the West Indies for the series against Sri Lanka but has expressed his eagerness to return in time for the Lahore-leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The left-handed batsman played the first two matches of Pakistan’s premier T20 competition for Quetta Gladiators.
Gayle, while talking to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) before leaving for the Caribbean, has expressed his eagerness to return to the country for the second-half of the competition.
“I am glad to be playing cricket at this particular time,” he said. “Playing during this particular time is a blessing. Hopefully, things can get better in the future. It’s good to be in Pakistan after 15 years.
“It’s fantastic! I did not get a full house based on restrictions, but it was good to see some people. It was good to have a blast. I am looking forward to continuing playing in Pakistan.”
Gayle played a brilliant knock of 68 off 40 in the match against Lahore Qalandars on Monday.
However, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led unit suffered a thrashing nine-wicket defeat, courtesy of sublime batting performance from Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez.