Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Chris Gayle may miss the next two matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 due to the birth of his first child. Her and his partner Natasha Berridge flew back to Jamaica on Monday. The left-handed batsmen confirmed this news on Instagram where he wrote ”I’m on my way, Baby.” Gayle will miss the upcoming matches against Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 20 and the match against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) on April 22. Gayle has not been in particularly good form of late, dismissed for single digits in his two appearances in the IPL 2016 so far.
Gayle is expected to join the RCB squad on April 25, according to Gayle’s captain Virat Kohli has however believes that Gayle’s form is not a worry. ‘’I am confident that Gayle can come up with runs when the team needs it’’, he reasoned. Kohli also said, ‘’You can certainly be rest assured that Gayle will come good as the tournament progresses. He would score a century when the team will need it. I am not too worried about Gayle, because the other guys are stepping up nicely. Cricket is all about grabbing the opportunity, if some others fail.
The likes of Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson have stepped up to the plate to get the runs on the board. RCB won their first match when they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 45 runs, but succumbed to a 7-wicket loss in their second match against Delhi Daredevils. They will play Mumbai Indians in their next match against MI.