Didn't announce my retirement: Chris Gayle stumps all after India vs West Indies 3rd ODI
Oval : There were reports that West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle may announce his retirement after the ODI series against India. Gayle was in a sensational form in the third and last game of ODI series as he smashed 72 runs in just 41 balls.
After getting out, while walking out off the field, Gayle smiled as Indian players shook hands with him. The Indian players even did Gayle’s typical jig with him.
Gayle threw his bat in the air, put his helmet on top of it and walked off the field. He then hurled the helmet up in the air and caught it while approaching the boundary ropes. The West Indian camp gave him a standing ovation as it looked like Gayle might hang up his boots after the game.
However, Chris Gayle ended speculations and confirmed in an interview that he is not retiring from the ODI anytime soon.
“I didn’t announce any retirement. Yeah, I am (still with West Indies cricket) until any further notice,” Gayle told West Indies Cricket.
The question you've all been asking..has @henrygayle retired from ODI cricket?👀 #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/AsMUoD2Dsm— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 14, 2019
Gayle is the most capped West Indies player of all-time, surpassing Brian Lara. He has competed in 301 matches and even sported the jersey of the same number in the 3rd ODI against India. Gayle has scored 10480 runs with 25 hundred and 54 half-centuries in his ODI career.