Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle (Photo: ICC Cricket)

The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle has taken a U-turn on his retirement decision and will now call it quits after the India series. Windies are scheduled to entertain India on home soil after the ongoing World Cup. Team India is scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and a couple of Test matches.

Though it is still not clear if the Gayle will play the Tests, as of now it seems that he will bid adieu to the game eventually by playing the longest format of the game. However, Gayle will not play the T20 International series which is set to begin on August 3.

The three-match ODI series between India and Windies will begin with a game on August 8 in Guyana. While the remaining two ODIs will be played on August 11 and 14 in Trinidad. The two test matches will be played in Antigua and Jamaica, which is the hometown of the ‘Universe Boss’. Jamaica test in front of the home support could be his last game.

I Might play a test

Chris Gayle said, “It’s still not the end. We still have a few matches to go, and maybe another series after this so knows? We’ll see what happens. My plans after the World Cup?… I’ll maybe play a Test match against India, and then I’ll definitely play the  ODIs against India. I won’t play the T20s. That’s my plan after the World Cup.”

“He didn’t really say anything in the dressing room. But, yeah, it’s great and it’s great for cricket,” said Holder, who found out about the retirement backflip from the team’s media manager. “It’s good to have Chris around. He’s got a lot to offer still. I hope his body can hold up. Hopefully, he can be on the field a bit longer for West Indies,” said West Indies captain Jason Holder after Chris Gayle’s press conference.

Asked for how much longer Gayle could continue representing the West Indies, Holder said he’d have to check in first with Chris.

“I guess I have to go downstairs and have a serious conversation with him,” Holder said. “But, yeah, if he’s dedicated to playing for West Indies any longer, I feel it’s definitely going to benefit us having him around.”




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