As Chris Gayle went to the pavilion with his helmet on his bat after 72-run knock during India vs West Indies 3rd ODI at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, everyone assumed it to be the farewell for the West Indian batsman in his team jersey. However, the left-handed batsman has not hung his boots yet. In a video posted by Windies cricket on Twitter, Gayle clarified that he has not announced any retirement and is still part of West Indies team. Virat Kohli Reach New Heights with 43rd ODI Century during India vs West Indies 3rd ODI Match.
In the video, Gayle responds to a question from a journalist regarding his ODI retirement. "I didn't announce any retirement," Gayle says adding that he is still part of West Indies cricket ‘until further notice’. Have a look at the video below. India vs West Indies 2nd ODI 2019 Stat Highlights: IND Beat WI By 59 Runs Via DLS Method.
Gayle Rejects Retirement!
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 14, 2019
Gayle had announced about his retirement earlier during England’s tour of West Indies, and mentioned that he will retire from ODIs after World Cup 2019. However, he later changed his mind and said that he will probably say goodbye to ODIs after India’s tour of West Indies 2019. But the West Indies legend did not clarify any decision. But this video proves that Gayle has a lot of more action to offer in his ODI career.
In the third ODI against India, Gayle smashed a quick-fire of 72 runs off 4 balls and managed a 115-run stand for first wickets with Evin Lewis. India defeated West Indies by six wickets after a marvellous 144-run unbeaten knock by Virat Kohli. India were chasing 255 runs in 35 overs in a rain-affected match. West Indies will tour India where they will play against Afghanistan in three T20Is, three ODIs and a Test in November. Post that, they will play a three-match T20I and ODI series against India in December.