After T20 dud, Chris Gayle targets his 100th Test

May 26 2014, 10:45 IST
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Chris Gayle launches his brand of shoes in Mumbai. (IE photo: Dilip Kagda) Chris Gayle launches his brand of shoes in Mumbai. (IE photo: Dilip Kagda)
SummaryChris Gayle had a disappointing run for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL-7, scoring 198 runs in 9 innings.

Chris Gayle had a disappointing run for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 7, scoring 198 runs in 9 innings. He appeared to be troubled by a back spasm and an injury to his right leg. Gayle is now be consulting doctors in Germany about his injuries. Gayle admitted that he was not completely fit at IPL 7 but added that with his T20 season over he is looking to regaining his fitness for his 100th Test to be played back home in Jamaica in June. Excerpts:

On RCB’s performance

We all are disappointed, all are hurting.The last two years we didn't make it to the final so we wanted to make it this year very badly. We had a new faces in the team as well but it just didn't happen. Life goes on and we are still going to keep pushing next year and play better as a team.

On his 100th Test

It will mean a lot to me. I have been serving West Indies cricket for the last 13 years and going on to 14 years now, I am actually looking forward to this milestone. I have missed out on last couple of months because of injury. I was supposed to get past this milestone a long time back but it didn't happen. As a cricketer these things happen and you pick injuries at crucial times. I have still an injury now and I am trying to get it sorted as quickly as possible so I can be fully fit for the special occasion. It is going to be played at home so it is a big occasion for me and for the people back home too. I don't have much time but hopefully it work out and I will be back on the field quickly.

On his injuries

It started at the end of the T20 World Cup. I thought initially it was a simple thing but I went back home for a couple of days. Then I travelled back to Dubai to play in the IPL and when I started training I found it difficult. I could not bat properly and bending was a problem and sprinting between the wickets was a problem even though you guys don't see me running much. It was difficult but I tried my best.

On West indies captaincy

The West Indies Board made the decision. Nothing lasts forever. I have been in that position as well,

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