Chris Gayle smashed a 41-ball 72 in what seemed to be his final ODI appearance for the West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on Wednesday. The 39-year-old, whose innings comprised of five massive sixes walked-off to a standing ovation from the crowd. Gayle was congratulated by the Indian team players as he left the field after being dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed. Indian players led by captain Virat Kohli shook hands with the left-hander as he walked-off with Kohli even doing the famous high-five with Gayle. Twitter bowed down to the Universe Boss for his entertainment for all these years. West Indies vs India Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI Match.
Gayle set the stage on fire with a swashbuckling inning before he was caught by Virat Kohli from the bowling of Khaleel Ahmed in the 12th over. But, right from when he slammed Mohammed Shami out of the park in the second over of the innings, Gayle looked prepared for a final showdown. His first boundary (a six) came from a free-hit and Gayle went on to smash 4 more sixes and 8 fours. The 39-year-old scored almost 90% of his run in boundaries giving the possible the final taste of his boundary fest in his final ODI innings. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score of 3rd ODI 2019 Match.
He celebrated his 301st and probably final ODI innings by wearing a special jersey that read the number of ODI matches he has played for West Indies. Gayle already holds the record of appearing in the most number of ODIs for the Caribbean Island and has also hit the highest number of ODI runs for them. Take a look at some tweets celebrating Chris Gayl's ODI career.
Queen's Park Stands to Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle for West Indies in ODIs:
- Most matches
- Most runs
- Most 100s
- Highest individual score
- Most sixes
- Most ducks
— Ganeshravula (@Ganeshravula4) August 14, 2019
Signs Off in Style
Signs off in style. In his own inimitable style. Chris Gayle bossed in his last game too. #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 14, 2019
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 14, 2019
His Contribution is Enormous
I don’t know if @henrygayle has done enough to win this match, but his contribution to WI - despite a long running feud — and international cricket is enormous all told
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 14, 2019
An Entertaining Universe Boss
Thank you Chris Gayle 🔥💥 pic.twitter.com/AvjzF3Ngh7
— Villa (@ElGuajee07) August 14, 2019
The Gayle Storm Ends
— Varun tej (@itsvaruntej) August 14, 2019
Thank You Chris Gayle
Thanks you for all the entertainment and memories @henrygayle .
— Karan Shukla (@1998Karan02) August 14, 2019
Remember the Name
#Gayle Remember the name Christopher Henry Gayle,a legend who plays in his own style and brought so many time the Gayle Storm.He is and will be one of the most destructive batsman in history of game.Thanks for unlimited entertainment with bat anddance 🕺🏻.@henrygayle willbemissed pic.twitter.com/F9YSYAuhxt
— Rajesh Gayle (@RajeshGayle2) August 14, 2019
Gaule also brought up West Indies' first opening century-run partnership since February 2014 during his stay at the crease in his possible final ODI innings. He with Evin Lewis (43) smashed the Indian bowlers all over the park. The opening pair slammed as many as 21 boundaries, 8 of which were sixes.
Gayle of late had been in poor form and only managed to score 4 & 21 in the opening two ODI games but signed off with a devastating inning just something he will always be remembered for.