Chris Gayle Takes Another U-Turn, Says Didn’t Announce Any Retirement
Chris Gayle is not done with his international career and looks set to continue his innings with West Indies cricket. After the 3rd ODI against India, Windies cricket put out a video in which Gayle said that he didn’t announce any retirement.
This is the third time in the year that Gayle has gone back on his retirement talk. Earlier this year, before the series against England, Gayle had announced that he will retire from international cricket after World Cup 2019. During the quadrennial event, the left-handed batsman confirmed that the series against India would be he his last.
There was no talk about his retirement before the start of the series but the way Gayle walked off the field, Indian players though he might be playing his last international match. Gayle too obliged Indian players and received their compliments well.
Although, he has now announced that he will continue to play international cricket. “I didn’t announce any retirement,” he said. When asked if would continue to play, Gayle said: “Yeah, until further notice.”
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 14, 2019
The former West Indies’ captain did not play the T20I series against India as he was busy with his Global T20 Canada stint. The ODIs against India looked his final series because he just didn’t become the most capped player for West Indies in ODIs, but also became the highest run-scorer in this format, breaking the records of Brian Lara.
It remains to be seen if he does continue to play international cricket.
For now, it has been confirmed that he will not be given any retirement Test match. The West Indies selectors did not name him in the Test squad for India series. It was highly anticipated that Gayle would be getting a chance to add one more cap to his Test career. His last Test came against Bangladesh in 2014.
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West Indies next travel to India to play Afganistan in three T20Is, three ODIs and one Test match. After the completion of the Afghanistan series, they will take on Inda in three T20Is and three ODIs.
Gayle has played 301 ODIs in which he has 10480 runs. In 58 T20Is, Gayle has 1627 runs at 32.54.
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