Chris Gayle will miss his next two IPL matches

After making a news of partying with Shena Ullal and Virat Kohli, Gayle is again in news since as he will now miss two of his IPL matches.

Chris Gayle, Royal Challenger Bangalore’s (RCB) dashing opening batsman, will miss the next two Indian Premier League (IPL) games of the franchise – against Mumbai Indians, on April 20th, and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG), on April 22nd, as he has flown back to Jamaica to be with his partner, Natasha Berridge.

Gayle wanted to be with his partner Natasha Berridge, and the 36-year-old posted his picture on Instagram on Tuesday and wrote ‘I’m on my way, Baby’, referring to his partner. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle will miss Wednesday’s away game against Mumbai Indians after the West Indian flew back home to meet his newborn son.

Bangalore’s young batsman Sarfaraz Khan confirmed  the news ahead of their match against Mumbai. “Gayle has become a father, so he has gone home to visit his family and son,” Sarfaraz said at the pre-match press conference here. RCB’s middle order batsman, Sarfaraz Khan confirmed his departure while the West Indian batsman has also written about his impending fatherhood on Instagram. “Chris flew back immediately after RCB’s last match (against Delhi Daredevils on April 17). We did not expect this. He got a call and flew back home,” a source close to the Bangalore based franchise said.

The Caribbean master blaster, who has endured a slow start to this year’s campaign with scores of 1 and 0. However, his poor form hasn’t hindered the side, with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers more than making up for the lack of runs from the West Indian opener. RCB ran up totals of 227 and 191 in their two matches, and have logged in one win and one loss so far.

RCB are already without Mitchell Starc (ruled out of the entire season) and Samuel Badree (recovering from a finger injury) and bowling has remained their Achilles heel. In Gayle’s absence, the team management might well be prompted into playing an additional overseas bowling option, bringing Adam Milne and Kane Richardson into contention. Australia’s Travis Head is the back-up batting option available for the Virat Kohli-led outfit.

Congrats Chris for welcoming a new member in your family. See you soon for other matches and big scores from you!!

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