Speaking from his home in Jamaica, Gayle said he is looking forward to taking part in the tournament.
Chris Gayle is keen to keep sending bowlers on a leather hunt as he has his eyes set on not just the 2021 T20 World Cup in India, but also the 2022 edition.
Arguably the greatest limited-overs cricketer of all time, Gayle will take centre stage as the icon player for Team Abu Dhabi.
The unique star-studded event shortens the game into 4 innings of 15 balls each, where each UKC gladiator will go head-to-head against every other.
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Kumble took over from Mike Hesson, who parted ways after one season, while Rahul was appointed captain after R Ashwin's switch to Delhi Capitals.
Gayle and Plunkett's withdrawals were confirmed by their franchise Kandy Tuskers.
Gayle's innings on Friday was his second knock of 99.
Gayle played a knock of 99 of 63 balls including eight sixes and six fours and powered Kings XI Punjab to 185 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
The Kings XI Punjab batsman has admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction.
Thanks to the victory, Rajasthan climbed to fifth spot and crucially, improved their net run rate from -0.50 to -0.38.
Chris Gayle and captain KL Rahul took the Rajasthan Royals bowlers to the cleaners, stitching 120 runs for the second wicket.
With 10 points from 12 games, Rajasthan need to win their match against a confident Kings XI side to stay alive in the ongoing competition.
During the conversation, Singh told Gayle that he should never retire. In reply, the 41-year-old said "cancel retirement" and added that "no retirement coming anytime soon".
This was KXIP's fifth straight win in the tournament and the team has now claimed the fourth spot on the points table with 12 points.
After restricting KKR to 149, Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle chased down the total comfortably to secure their fifth win on the trot.