I am settling down quickly in the West Indies squad: Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle played his first match in Windies colours this week, scoring 34 from 30 balls as the tourists crushed Middlesex by 228 runs in a one-day warm-up match at Lord’s Getty Images

Southampton: Jun 16, 2012

Chris Gayle, who had been on the sidelines after lashing out at the WICB and head coach Ottis Gibson in a highly charged radio interview, following last year’s World Cup, said the key was fitting back into the unit and settling down quickly.

Gayle was included the ODI squad to play against England.

“The important thing was just to fit in as quickly as possible. Once you actually get settled, everything will just come back as normal. You get back that feel again in the environment that you’ve been out of for a year,” the left-hander said.

“Once you get that feeling and get back in your comfort zone, things become a lot easier. Once you get across the rope, it should come along in your cricket as well.”

Gayle played his first match in Windies colours this week, scoring 34 from 30 balls as the tourists crushed Middlesex by 228 runs in a one-day warm-up match at Lord’s.

A dominant batsman, Gayle admitted he suffered from nerves early in his innings on Wednesday.

“It’s good to be back in my number 45 and representing the West Indies once more. I had a good start. Started out a bit nervous but eventually I actually fitted in and things came along well,” he said.(IANS)