Chris Gayle announces retirement, will say goodbye to ODIs after World Cup 2019
Fans of West Indies player Chris Gayle recently are disheartened. The cricketer, who is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen, has announced that after World Cup 2019 he will retire from One Day International cricket (ODI). Windies Cricket Board took to Twitter to announce the retirement of one of their best player. In their tweeted they mentioned, “BREAKING NEWS - WINDIES batsman Chris Gayle has announced he will retire from One-day Internationals following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales.”
Gayle was quoted by ESPNCricinfo, “I’m looking to draw the line after the World Cup. Or should I say cut the string? Definitely, in 50-over cricket, the World Cup is the end for me. I’ll let the youngsters have some fun and I can sit back in the party stand and watch them have some fun.” When the cricketer was asked if he is satisfied with his career, “You’re looking at a great man. I’m the greatest player in the world. Of course, I’m still the Universe Boss. That will never change. I’ll take that to the grave.”
As this would be his last World Cup, he surely wishes to pick up the trophy. Gayle said, “Winning the World Cup would be a fairy-tale finish. The youngsters owe it to me to win. They have to do that for me and try and get me the trophy. I’ll be looking to put my input in as well.”
Gayle started his career as a cricketer in 1999. He has scored 9727 ODI runs in 284 matches.