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“Didn’t get the respect I deserved”, Chris Gayle slams IPL

Gayle said that the reason for him not playing in the ongoing season is because he does not get respect from the league anymore.

West Indies star player Chirs Gayle, who has dominated the Indian Premier League (IPL) for years, has now revealed the reason why he did not want to play in the ongoing season.

Gayle said that the reason for him not playing in the ongoing season is because he does not get respect from the league anymore.

“For the last couple of years, the way the IPL went about, I felt like I wasn’t treated properly,” Gayle was quoted as saying by The Mirror.

“So I thought ‘okay, you (Gayle) didn’t get the respect you deserved after you did so much for the sport and IPL.’ So I said ‘okay, that’s it, I’m not going to bother to enter the draft,’ so I left it as it is. There is always going to be life after cricket so I’m just trying to adapt to normality,” he was quoted saying.

The swashbuckling West Indian has been one of the top performers with the bat since the inception of the lucrative league.

However, Gayle opted to pull out of the mega auction ahead of this year’s tournament.

Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score in IPL history (175, against Pune Warriors India in 2013), and has scored 4,965 runs in the tournament in 142 matches at a strike rate of 148.96.

However, the West Indian also said later in the same interview that he will return to the IPL in 2023. “Next year I’m coming back, they need me!” Gayle chuckled.

First Published: 8th May, 2022 18:07 IST

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