West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is thinking about un-retiring after good performance in the ODI series against England. Gayle had decided to retire from ODI cricket after the 2019 edition of CWC. But recent attacking form has made him consider about not hanging boots, if his fitness permits. Such was his batting form that he is pondering to hold retirement plan. Windies hope that Chris Gayle can play important role in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Japan.
Chris Gayle said about his retirement plans: “I just have to work on the body and then maybe you can see a bit more Chris Gayle. Things change quickly. Hopefully the body can change in the next couple of months and we can see what happens. What’s the matter with the body? I’m nearly 40. But could I un-retire? We’ll see. We’ll take it slowly.”
Gayle has scored 347 runs from three innings in one day internationals versus England at 115.66 average and 120.06 strike rate. He has registered two centuries and one fifty in current series. He scored 135 runs from 129 balls, with 12 sixes and three fours. He anchored a fifty in the second match. He smashed 162 runs from 97 balls, with the help of 14 sixes and 11 fours. Chris Gayle became second batsman from West Indies to cross 10,000 ODI runs after Brian Lara. He is the only second batsman to hit 300 sixes in ODIs, after Shahid Afridi of Pakistan.
Chris Gayle further stated: “I’ve been playing a lot of T20 cricket, so it’s always going to be a difficult coming back into 50 over cricket. But eventually the body gets accustomed to the 50-over format. To get the 10,000-run milestone is a great feeling. I’ve done it in T20 as well. It’s a fantastic achievement from my point of view. Doing it for West Indies as well, that makes it even more superb.”