West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle is expected to return to the West Indies T20 squad for the first time in two years for the home series against Sri Lanka in March. Gayle has hinted while being with the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL 2021 to return to the Caribbean giving indications that he might be making himself available for the three-match T20 internationals against Sri Lanka.
The last time he played in West Indies colours was in an ODI against India in August 2019 and it will be nearly two years since he played a T20 international for West Indies if he is picked up for the series.
The T20 series will be starting on March 4 and ends on March 8, and he would be returning to the PSL after his international stint. As with the other members, Gayle will undergo a fitness assessment before the final squad is named.
Gayle Blessed To Be Back Playing In Pakistan
Chris Gayle was blessed to be back playing in Pakistan during the pandemic after a gap of 14 years since he first played in the nation. He mentioned the tough times the nations have been going through to conduct matches and he feels lucky to be able to entertain people on television with no fans allowed in the stadium.
“Playing during this particular time is a blessing. Hopefully, things can get better in the future.
“When you look at what’s happening in the world there are no fans in the stadiums and people have to watch [cricket] on television. It is something people and players look back and say we have to appreciate times when we actually had good things and not take them for granted,” Chris Gayle said.
Chris Gayle Urges Not To Take Things For Granted
Chris Gayle mentioned the importance of realizing the tough times around and warned people not to take things for granted. He stressed the beauty of life and urged people to spend more time with family in these pandemic times. He revealed the hunger he has in him to perform on the ground.
“Things are tough with the world in pause. We must not take life for granted when things can open. We’re going to try to live the best life and live it to the fullest, spend more time with family and friends and reach out to the people a lot more.
“I am sure players are still hungry for it. It is our livelihood, it is our job, our earning and that is what we know,” Chris Gayle maintained.
Chris Gayle has the most number of hundreds in T20s in history and has the highest individual score of 175 not out in T20s.