Chris Gayle survived three car crashes after India tour

Dec 13, 2013, 18:14 IST | AFP

Injured West Indies explosive opener Chris Gayle was involved in three car crashes in quick succession.

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle revealed Thursday that he had come through three car crashes in quick succession.

The big-hitting 34-year-old batsman, who is currently nursing a hamstring injury, said the triple misfortune had befallen him since he returned from the tour of India three weeks ago.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

"Since home I've been in 3 Car accidents... None Major - Luckily I'm ok and well. It could have been worst. #GiveThanks," Gayle wrote on Twitter.

Gayle's hamstring injury forced him to miss West Indies' ongoing tour of New Zealand.

A 15-man Windies squad named on Friday for the five-game series doesn't feature explosive opener Gayle or world class allrounder Kieron Pollard, who is still recovering from a leg injury.

The pair weren't available for this month's three-Test series. A West Indies Cricket Board statement said the pair could yet be considered for the two Twenty20 internationals in January.

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