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IPL 2021: Chris Gayle leaves IPL to stay fresh for World Cup

Chris Gayle, Six Sports

Chris Gayle is leaving the IPL as he cannot take the trouble of being in the biological protection zone. His ‘exhaustion’ has come while living in such a ring. The West Indian legend, who played for the Punjab Kings, wants to ‘mentally recover’ before playing for the West Indies in the World Cup. The ‘Universe Boss’ will not be seen in the IPL this season, Punjab Kings has confirmed.

Gayle, 42, has been playing in a continuous biological defense since the coronavirus came along. After the IPL series against Sri Lanka and Australia on home soil after last season, then after the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), he was again in the biological protection of the IPL. He wants to be ‘free’ for a few days to deal with the stress of being in a tight circle.

Recent days, many players are getting mentally exhausted due to Bio Bubble like Chris Gayle

Cricketers have had to play under biological protection almost all the time since the advent of coronavirus. Its psychological effects are also slowly becoming clear. Before Gayle, Ben Stokes had taken an indefinite break from cricket.

Apart from this, several top Australian cricketers did not come to Bangladesh for personal reasons. In a statement, Gayle said, “Gayle will stay in Dubai to stay out of the IPL.”

Chris Gayle, Six Sports

Gayle, who is also in the IPL after his biological defense in the CPL, will be in Dubai to mentally recover. He will then join the West Indies T20 World Cup squad.

Explaining the break, Gayle himself said, “I have been in the IPL for a few months now after Cricket West Indies, CPL. I want to strengthen myself emotionally. I am going to take a break in Dubai as I want to focus on helping the West Indies in the T20 World Cup. Thanks to Punjab Kings for taking leave.”

Gayle has played 38 T20 matches for 4 teams this year. He has played more matches than him at this time and only six. Gayle was in two of Punjab’s three matches in the next part of the IPL. Punjab now has six matches in the points table.

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