Punjab Kings’ Chris Gayle has left the Indian Premier League bubble to “mentally recharge and refresh” earlier than becoming a member of the West Indies for the T20 World Cup.
Gayle cited spending time in bubbles for the Caribbean Premier League and now the IPL over the previous couple of months for his determination.
The 42-year-old has scored 193 runs, at 21.44, on this yr’s IPL.
West Indies’ first sport within the World Cup is towards England on 23 October.
In an announcement on Punjab Kings’ Twitter, Gayle additionally stated: “I wish to refocus on serving to the West Indies within the T20 World Cup and wish to take a break in Dubai.
“My due to the Punjab Kings for giving me the day off. My needs and hopes are with the squad all the time. All the perfect for the upcoming video games.”
Punjab are sixth within the eight-team desk and face the prospect of getting to win their last three video games to succeed in the knockout stage.
Gayle is the main run-scorer in Twenty20 historical past, having scored 14,276 runs in 440 innings. He has scored 1,854 runs in 70 innings for West Indies, and was a part of the group that gained the 2012 and 2014 editions of the T20 World Cup.