West Indies opener Chris Gayle on Thursday revealed that he will not be playing international cricket for the next 3-4 months as he will be undergoing a back-surgery.
The explosive batsman made his decision public post the eliminator match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the Caribbean Premier League.
“I have a charity game on the 2nd, but after that I will be out of cricket for two to three months. I am going to do a surgery on my back. So I need some time for recovery. Maybe December, before I actually get back in cricket as well. You have got to wish me luck with that surgery and then I will be back strong. Who knows, we will see what happens,” Gayle said on Thursday.
Chris Gayle was constantly bothered by his back even during the World Cup where he also missed a match against UAE.
Following the surgery, Gayle is expected to miss a triangular involving Zimbabwe and Pakistan. He has also signed a contract with Melbourne Renegades in the upcoming Big Bash League which starts in December.