Gayle vows to rejoin Quetta Gladiators in Lahore leg

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Explosive batsman Chris Gayle has left for West Indies to join his national side for the series against Sri Lanka, but he has said he’ll be back for the Lahore’s leg of the PSL tournament.

Gayle scored 39 and 68 for Quetta Gladiators in his two games against Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars respectively, both in a losing cause before leaving his PSL side for national duties.

“It is sad to leave because I wanted to play the full PSL. That’s the reason why I actually put my name up because I wanted to come here and dominate the PSL.

I wanted to give the fans something to cheer about after I’ve been to Pakistan to like 15 years,” he said in a post-match interview to media.

“Unfortunately, I have to leave for international duties but Lahore is there and that’s the second stage of second round. So you know still a lot of cricket to play so I’m looking forward to actually you know visit Lahore as well,” he said.

An official of Quetta Gladiators said that Gayle is likely to return to the team’s dugout once the Lahore leg of the PSL starts.

Gayle, while expressing delight on his own performance, showed disappointment at his team’s result in the two PSL games but hoped that the Gladiators will fight back.

“This is not what we wanted but it’s early stage in a tournament so they can actually pick themselves up, rebound, forget about these two games and come back strongly.

We just have to be positive, we are two down but hopefully we’ll be back,” the West Indian cricketer said about Quetta’s campaign in PSL6.

He also hoped to see a full house in later stages of PSL and people chanting players’ name during an encounter between a batsman and a bowler.

“I would love that buzz, that’s fantastic to see a full house everyone chanting a name.—Agencies