Dubai: The second phase of IPL 2021 is going on in UAE. In the middle tournament, a bad news is coming out for the team of Punjab Kings. In fact, Chris Gayle, the explosive batsman of the Punjab Kings team, has suddenly withdrawn his name from the IPL. Everyone is shocked to hear this decision of Chris Gayle. Gayle’s fans in particular have suffered a huge setback. IPL is now moving towards its final stage. After a few days, the IPL playoff matches are to be played.
Why Gayle out of IPL?
Let us tell you that Chris Gayle has taken this decision due to his constant living in the bio bubble. Confirming this, Punjab Kings tweeted and wrote, “Punjab Kings Team Management welcomes Gayle’s decision to pull out of IPL and wishes him all the best for his career ahead.” Chris Gayle has been playing cricket continuously since the first phase of IPL 2021, according to IPL franchise Punjab Kings, he has taken this decision regarding the T20 World Cup starting this month.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 30, 2021
Gayle’s journey in IPL 2021
This IPL season has not been anything special for Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle has played 10 matches for Punjab Kings in this IPL, in which he has scored only 193 runs at an average of 125.32. Gayle has failed to score a single half-century in this IPL. Earlier Chris Gayle played in CPL, in which he batted well.
How heavy will the absence of Gayle be on the Punjab team?
The team of Punjab Kings can have a lot of problems due to the absence of Chris Gayle. This IPL season has been full of ups and downs for Punjab Kings. In such a situation, the exit of Chris Gayle, the explosive batsman of Punjab Kings, is not a good sign for the team. Punjab Kings has played 11 matches in IPL so far, in which Punjab team has managed to win only 4 matches and is in sixth place with 8 points. The next match of Punjab Kings will be with Kolkata Knight Riders. The journey ahead is not going to be easy for the team, especially when Chris Gayle has been out of the team. If the team has to make it to the playoffs, then it will have to depend on the defeat and victory of the other teams.