LAHORE: West Indies pinch-hitter Chris Gayle has said although less, but there were some people to cheer him in the ground during the pandemic situation and he played for people.
“I am glad to be playing cricket at this particular time,” Gayle, who is the only player to smash more than a thousand sixes in T20 cricket, said on Tuesday, as reported by state news agency.
“Playing during this particular time is a blessing. Hopefully, things can get better in the future.
“When you look at what’s happening in the world there are no fans in the stadiums and people have to watch [cricket] on television. It is something people and players look back and say we have to appreciate times when we actually had good things and not take them for granted.
“Things are tough with the world in pause. We must not take life for granted when things can open. We’re going to try to live the best life and live it to the fullest, spend more time with family and friends and reach out to the people a lot more.”
Gayle hoped cricket will start again at its fullest.
“I am sure players are still hungry for it. It is our livelihood, it is our job, our earning and that is what we know.”
The 41-year-old Jamaican smashed a 24-ball 39 in the first match and followed it up with a rapidfire 40-ball 68 for Quetta Gladiators against Lahore Qalandars on Monday.