The veteran keeps everyone guessing on his plans for retirement.
There are plenty of rumours surrounding Chris Gayle’s retirement from international cricket. During the 2019 World Cup, he announced that it would be his last game wearing the national team colours. Then he said that he will take part in the three-match series against India. Again, he said that after those three games, it would be his last.
On Wednesday, he scored 72 runs off 41 balls including eight fours and five sixes. He and Evin Lewis scored 115 runs off 65 balls for the first wicket. He got out to Virat Kohli. Afterwards, he shook hands with the Indian players. Then, to add even more confusion, he said that he is yet to retire. ‘I didn’t announce any retirement’. He is also available to play for the West Indies ‘until further notice’.
During the post-match press conference, Kohli said that Gayle was one of the nicest human beings he knew and was fortunate to play with him. ‘One of the nicest human beings around. That to me is his nicest quality. Everyone knows about his cricket, but I think the kind of person he is – so helpful with youngsters and so fun-loving and always smiling, even in the most [high] pressure situations he is always smiling. For me Chris Gayle the person is the best part of him. The cricket everyone knows.’
With Chris Gayle still not making his retirement announcement, it is possible that he will play in the upcoming Carribean Premier League. To find out more about this and the different cricket leagues, visit Betwala’s page.
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