Chris Gayle, popularly known as the batsman and Universe boss of the West Indies cricket team, is underperforming these days. Despite repeated flops, questions have been raised about his inclusion in the Caribbean squad, in which case senior all-rounder Dwayne Bravo defended Gayle, saying his presence would make the opposition team’s position worse. Bravo said if Gayle was on the team, it would create a better dressing room atmosphere and put a different pressure on the opposing team. Gayle’s bat was quiet in both the five-match T20 International series against Australia. Gayle came to bat in the third and was dismissed after scoring 13 and four runs in two games.
West Indies won both of these matches. This year’s T20 World Cup is to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14, so Gayle’s form must be observed by the West Indies team. Questions have also been raised about Gale’s age. Although the team’s management has so far expressed confidence in the 41-year-old Gayle, his continued poor performance has raised questions about playing in the T20 World Cup. Bravo defended Gayle, saying, ‘We don’t judge Chris Gale based on his achievement. The presence of Gayle in the team creates fear in the opposing team.
Bravo added, ‘The atmosphere of the dressing room has been very good since they have stayed. Considering his age from the outside, a lot of pressure is being created on him, but there is no pressure on him inside the dressing room. He should be commended for everything he has done for West Indies cricket. He is a legend and we all want to spend the last few months with him. They have come to the end of their careers and we want them to look good.