Chris Gayle needs no introduction. The way this Jamaican cricketer plays for the West Indies is commendable. However, this year in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, he is not playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore instead has been in fine form for the Kings XI Punjab.
And, the reason behind his team change is literally shocking, as the self-proclaimed “Universe Boss” in the latest interview with TOI speaks everything and informed, this year almost he went unsold at the auction with former side RCB(they decided not to retain the cricket star Gayle).
Gayle open up in the interview and said how he expected a call from RCB but they didn’t call him back:
“I was their biggest draw. It was disappointing from that end, because they (RCB) had called me. They wanted me in the team and I was told that I will be retained. But they never called back after that. So that gave me the impression that they didn’t want me and it’s fine,” Gayle said.
He totally went shock, when during the 2018’s IPL auction no team has come forward to buy him and at the end only KXIP did:
“I’ll be honest in admitting that it was very surprising for me to not get picked by any team. I don’t know what went behind closed doors but I also understand that these things happen. It’s just the way it is. But it’s fine. I’ve moved on from it,” Gayle said
“Like I said, it’s a great opportunity to be playing for King XI Punjab and so far I’ve had a great time. Perhaps it was supposed to happen, you know. King Gayle; destined to be playing for Kings XI Punjab,” he added.
When he asked about his future goals, Gayle said:
“Just two things: winning the IPL this year and the World Cup for West Indies next year. I believe West Indies have a big chance of winning the World Cup in 2019. I know we struggled in the qualifiers but now that we’ve made it, our next aim is to win it. But right now it’s definitely the IPL. KXIP have never won it. Our owner Preity Zinta is so fantastic, so enthusiastic. The way she roots for her players is just amazing and I think she needs to lift the IPL trophy this year.”
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