The team of Punjab Kings, which is struggling to make it to the playoffs of IPL 2021, has suffered a major setback. Team’s star batsman Chris Gayle has decided to return home due to fatigue due to bio-bubble. Gayle said that he has been in a bio-bubble environment for a long time and is feeling mentally exhausted because of it. Although Gayle’s performance has not been anything special in the UAE edition of the Indian Premier League, he certainly has the ability to turn any match when he has his day.
According to the news of ‘Cricbuzz’, Gayle said that he was in the bio-bubble of the CWI then the CPL and immediately after the IPL, due to which he has been mentally exhausted and he wants to return to the field completely refreshed. The team of Punjab Kings has played 11 matches so far this season, out of which the team has won 4 while the team has lost in 7. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, Punjab will need to win all their three remaining matches to make it to the playoffs. Even after that, the performance of the rest of the teams will also matter a lot for the team. Punjab Kings are currently occupying the sixth position in the points table.
Gayle’s bat, who hit the most sixes in the IPL, remained silent this season. Universe Boss scored 193 runs in 10 matches played in IPL 2021 at a strike rate of just 125.32. During this he could not even hit a single fifty. However, Gayle came to the UAE soil last season and scored 288 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 137.14. The rest of Punjab’s batsmen are not doing much in the form at this time and batsmen like captain Rahul, Nicholas Pooran seem to be craving for runs.