West Indies batsman Chris Gayle declared on Sunday that he can retire from ODI format once the 2019 tourney. In a tweet, the Windies Cricket Board said: “WINDIES batsman Chris Gayle has declared he can retire from One-day Internationals following the ICC Cricket tourney 2019 England & Wales.”
“You’re staring at a good man,” he aforementioned at Kensington Oval on Sunday. “I’m the best player within the world. after all I’m still the Universe Boss. which will ne’er amendment. I’ll take that to the grave. I’m wanting to draw the road once the world Cup.”
“Or ought to I say cut the string? positively, in 50-over cricket, the world Cup is that the finish on behalf of me. I’ll let the kids have some fun and that i will sit back within the party stand and watch them have some fun.”
Gayle can still play on the T20 franchise circuit and hopes to be picked for The Hundred, England Cricket Board’s new competition, once it begins in 2020.
The announcement came simply daily once the left-handed batsman was recalled for the future one-day series against England. Gayle last appeared for the West Indies’ ODI aspect in July 2018 against Bangladesh, having incomprehensible tours to India and Bangladesh to play within the Afghanistan Premier League and also the T10 League.
Despite his recent form, the explosive batsman remained in West Indies’ plans for the world Cup, that is ready to begin from might thirty, 2019. The 39-year-old is predicted to make the opening try with Evin Lewis.
“I’m in good condition,” he said. “The body is feeling sensible and I’m happy therewith. I’ve lost a touch of weight and that i don’t wish to induce too massive. I’m still performing on my six pack. I’m making an attempt to stay up with the kids within the field who are like cats the manner they chase the ball. I still have it in me and I’m still enjoying it.
Gayle, who remains the Windies’ second-leading ODI run scorer, has scored the foremost centuries (23) by a West Indian within the ODI format. He sits behind legendary Brian Lara on matches played and runs scored and will surpass him by the time the 39-year-old retires. Gayle has played 284 games to Lara’s 299, and scored 9727 runs to Lara’s ten,405.
In his nineteen year long career, Gayle has compete 284 ODIs, within which he has scored 9,727 runs at a median of 37.12. His sparkly resume includes forty nine fifties and twenty three centuries at a strike rate of 85.52.
Gayle is that the solely Windies player to induce a double ton and also the initial ever to get at a tourney. He scored 215 runs in 147 balls against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2015. within the course of that performance, he and Marlon Samuels additionally poor the record of the best ODI partnership, making 372 runs for the second wicket.
Gayle hopes his fifth tourney look are going to be the proper ending to a stellar ODI career. “Winning the world Cup would be a fairy-tale end,” he said. “The children owe it to me to win. they need to try and do that and take a look at and acquire me the trophy. I’ll be wanting to place my input in further.”