Hectic schedule forces Chris Gayle to rest
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle says he opted to skip the current ODI series against Zimbabwe because he was drained from a hectic cricketing schedule.
Gayle says he requested a break from the three ODIs in Grenada to recharge his batteries ahead of a long cricket season. “I felt that I had been playing a lot of cricket and I was getting mentally drained and that is not good,” said Gayle.
“Your cricket will fall apart if you’re mentally drained, and I felt the need to take a break. I asked them (WICB) for the break and, thankfully, it was granted.”