In the third and final ODI against India, West Indies’ Chris Gayle scored a half-century. When he was dismissed, all the Indians surrounded him and greeted him. Not only that but India captain Virat Kohli also hugged him. There was the talk of Chris Gayle being the last face. But after this match, Gayle announced that he had not retired yet.
Jamaica’s Gayle hit a 5-ball 6-ball. Indian bowlers congratulated him after he was dismissed in the 8th over. He too, with a helmet on his bat, greeted everyone. The audience present at the stadium was also congratulating him, announcing for him. It was as if this was the last fight. But after this match, he announced that he had not retired.
Through a short video from the Cricket West Indies, Gayle made it clear that I had not announced any retirement.
Asked if he will continue to play in ODIs, he said, “I will continue to play till the next announcement.”
Gayle had announced before the World Cup that the World Cup would be his last.
But at the end of the tournament, he announced he would not retire. He expressed his desire to play ODIs and Tests against India. But he was not considered for the test. So the ODI Cricket Series seemed to be the last one.
“I know he has not retired,” said West Indies captain Jason Holder at a press conference after the third match. But people expect the same kind of knock he did.
Writer: Himani Ranade