Popular West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of this year’s Big Bash League (BBL). The 37-year old disclosed his decision in an on-field interview during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) clash between Chittagong Vikings and Rangpur Riders.
While contributing to Vikings’ nine-wicket victory at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, the Jamaican revealed, “Out of the Big Bash League this year, (I) will spend time with family.”
He had played for Melbourne Renegades in the 2015/16 BBL edition and created a huge furor following a controversial on-field exchange with television presenter Mel McLaughlin. When asked for the reason behind his extra-aggressive batting during a match against Hobart Hurricanes, Gayle gushed, “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well. That’s the reason why I’m here, just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice so. Hopefully, we can win this game and have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby…”