‘Losing Chris is the worst [thing] to happen to us on the tour’, says Dwayne Bravo

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“He is no longer available for the series and that is a big blow for us”

West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo has announced that flamboyant opening batsman Chris Gayle’s injury “is the worst [thing] to happen to us on the tour”.

Gayle sustained a torn hamstring during the first ODI against India in Kochi when landing awkwardly during a desperate dive to beat Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s direct hit that ran him out for a duck.

Gayle was subsequently stretchered off the pitch and underwent an MRI scan, which revealed that he had sustained a torn hamstring and a small blood clot.

According to sources, the Jamaican big-hitter will be out of action for four to six weeks.

“Losing Chris is the worst [thing] to happen to us on the tour,” Bravo said. “He is our best player. He is no longer available for the series and that is a big blow for us. Psychologically, also it is not good for us. Before we landed in India, we lost Kieron Pollard and now we lost Chris and they are two of our best players.”

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