Chris Gayle’s glittering career in the West Indies seems to have ended after defeat to Australia in the T20 World Cup | Cricket News

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Universe Boss indicated that his international career was over by greeting the crowds in Abu Dhabi; Gayle scored 19,593 points for the West Indies in international cricket, including two triple hundred Test matches; The Jamaican holds the record for most six and runs in all T20s

Last updated: 21/06/11 14:37


Chris Gayle’s career in the West Indies seems to have ended after the T20 World Cup

Chris Gayle’s international retirement is yet to be confirmed, but it looks like he’s done with the West Indian colors.

As he exited the Abu Dhabi camp on Saturday, after dragging Pat Cummins on his stumps for 15, the Boss Universe smiled, greeted the crowd and shared a hug with the permanently retired Dwayne Bravo.

It felt like the end for Gayle and if it is, what a player he was for the West Indies.

The Jamaican scored 1,899 points for the Caribbean team in T20 international cricket, with two centuries, 14 fifties and 124 sixes – the last two of those highs to come against Australia when he whipped Josh Hazlewood and then Cummins in the stands – through his 79 games.

Gayle leaves after scoring a 15 to nine balls against Australia

Gayle has made T20 cricket his niche lately, mostly in national leagues where he had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus, with no other player coming close to his tally of over 14,321 points, 1,045 six and 22 centuries.

The 42-year-old also holds the record for fastest T20 Century (30 balls) and highest individual score (175 not out of 66 balls), both of which were set while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match. as of April 2013.

In that boisterous heist, Gayle looted 13 fours and 17 sixes, with his top count a record for a T20 inning – until he beat him by blasting 18 during a 69-ball 146 not out for Rangpur Riders in the Premier. League of Bangladesh in December 2017. Mr. T20, really.

But we must not forget his success in long-lasting cricket, which was in abundance.

This is a man with two triple hundreds Test matches, in the Caribbean against South Africa in 2005 and the subcontinent in Sri Lanka in 2010, with those fine innings coming into a test career where he scored 15 centuries and 37 fifty on average little. more than 42.

Gayle is also one of 21 men to play over 300 one-day international matches, one of 14 to score over 10,000 points in the format and one of six to score a double hundred, a feat he achieved when he smoked 215 against Zimbabwe. in Canberra during the 2015 World Cup.

His 50+ year international career included 25 hundred and 54 fifty, 1,128 four and 331 six, and plenty of spectator entertainment.

Internationally, it has been none other than T20 for Gayle recently, with the southpaw playing his last ODI in 2019 and his last test in 2014.

There is nothing to suggest that Gayle will turn her back on the domestic T20, despite the fact that she will turn 43 next year.

There are still things to be achieved for him, perhaps even a first IPL title if he is held by the Punjab Kings or captured by one of the other nine franchises, with the tournament expanding to 10 teams by 2022.

Not only would a team get a destructive hitter – albeit not as destructive as it was in its pump – but someone who can swallow a few rounds if needed.

Gayle fired Mitchell Marsh at the end of the successful Australian run on Saturday, with a beaming smile printed on his face once Jason Holder took the mid-race hold.

A few minutes later, after David Warner took Australia’s victory, Gayle and Bravo received an honor guard from their opponents, further clue that Gayle’s international career is over.

It seemed like a declining force in the World Cup, much like an old West Indian team in truth, with a maximum score of 15 in five innings, an average of nine and a rate of 91.83.

But he’s been a hell of a force for the past 21 years of international cricket.

Good retirement, Chris, if that’s really what you planned …

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