Chris Gayle walked-off to a standing ovation – maybe for the final time in a West Indies ODI jersey – after entertaining the crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval with a brilliant 72 runs from just 41 deliveries that consisted of 8 fours and 5 huge sixes. The Universe Boss was congratulated by every Indian player in the field following his dismissal in the 3rd IND vs WI game in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Gayle lifted his bat in acceptance showing signs that perhaps this may have been his final game for the Caribbean nation. West Indies vs India Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI Match.
he entire Indian team, led by skipper Kohli, walked-up to the big man and shook his hand bringing the game to a pause. Each and every member of the Indian team on the field congratulated Gayle as he walked off to a standing ovation from the crowd, who kept on cheering until he had stepped off the turf. Gayle nodded and lifted his bat in gratitude before walking back into the West Indies dressing room. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score of 3rd ODI 2019 Match.
Team India Congratulates Chris Gayle
- Made his debut in 1999
- First man to score a century in all three formats
- Fastest double century
- Third man to score a century against 11 different countries
- 10,480 #runs
- 25 centuries
- 54 fifties
- 331 #sixes
- 1,128 fours
— Aman Kumar (@amankumar_4) August 14, 2019
Gayle, who overtook legend Brian Lara to become West Indies’ highest capped ODI player and nation’s highest ever ODI run-scorer, sported a new jersey in India vs West Indies 3rd ODI game. He had earlier walked back on his retiring statement twice in the space of three days but this time it seemed that he was bidding goodbye for real. Gayle, 39, lifted his bat and thanked the crowd as he walked off for probably the final time in ODI cricket even as the audience present in the stadium kept on applauding the devastating opening batsman.
The left-handed batsman was dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed while attempting another big hit over mid-wicket. During his 11.4 overs stay at the crease, Gayle had smashed five sixes and scored almost 90% of his runs in boundaries. He had endured a difficult time in the ODI series so far managing only 4 from 35 deliveries and 11 from 27 deliveries in the last two games but right from cannoning a powerbomb off Mohammed Shami in the second over, Gayle looked in full form. He was eventually removed by Ahmed.