New look Gayle graces the stands
Chris Gayle made an appearance at Kingston to watch the 5th ODI between India and West Indies, his home ground despite wide speculation of heated exchanges with the West Indies Cricket Board.
A lot has changed in Chris Gayle's personality since the last time he played for the West Indies, most evident though was his hairstyle which he unveiled quite emphatically on Thursday.
Chris Gayle made an appearance at Kingston to watch the 5th ODI between India and West Indies, his home ground despite wide speculation of heated exchanges with the West Indies Cricket Board.<br><br>The IPL's leading scorer was kept out of the West Indies side for all 5 ODIs following a spat with the Board.
Earlier, Gayle was not considered for the West Indies captaincy because he did not sign the retainer contract with the board, while the player felt his not signing the contract shouldn't have affected his captaincy.
After being dropped for the Pakistan series, the dashing opener headed towards the IPL, where he was an instant success with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chris Gayle scored 608 runs in 12 matches at an average of 67.55 runs per game in IPL 4; a feat that dazzled the all but the Windies Cricket Board, who were agitated by his move.
West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels leaps over the billboard to shake hands with West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle.
West Indies' Marlon Samuels, below, celebrates with Chris Gayle.
West Indies Players' Association had earlier thrown its weight behind Chris Gayle in his stand-off with the Cricket Board and questioned the omission of the dashing opener.
West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan had admitted that the team was missing Gayle. <br><br> The West Indies used three different openers in five matches to partner Lendl Simmons showing the uncertainty in the selection.
The IPL's leading scorer has been dropped out of the West Indies side following a spat with the Board.