Windies batting monster Chris Gayle announced for retirement from ODI after ICC World-Cup-19. But this left-hander opener is confident for doing well in the ODI series against England at home as well.
This 39 years old, experienced Windies opener has 23 ODI century with 49 fifties as well. As this Caribbean bating monster is in ODI squad for upcoming ODI series against England, starting from 20th February on Barbados, which is the last preparation for World-Cup. Chris Gayle is confident about doing well here.
This Caribbean opener is a living threat for any bowlers. Chris Gayle has extra power on his arm that brought him ahead. But his recent off-form can be a question, performances in the BPL-19 was another headache also. But Gayle thinks it as regular. Although Gayle is the second highest Windies run scorer after the great Bryan Lara.
I’m the “Universe Boss”
Chris Gayle informed about his fitness and determination, “I’m in good condition. The body is feeling good and I’m pleased with that. I’ve lost a bit of weight and I don’t want to get too big. I’m still working on my six pack. I’m trying to keep up with the youngsters in the field who are like cats the way they chase the ball. I still have it in me and I’m still enjoying it.
Being confident at the age of retirement, Chris Gayle claimed himself a threat for English bowlers, “I don’t know who is opening the bowling for England, but any bowler is going to beware of Chris Gayle. That doesn’t change because he is 39 now, they are going to be saying ‘yes, he’s got some grey hair in his beard, let’s get him now, this is the perfect time to get the ‘Universe Boss’ now he is 39.”
“You’re looking at a great man. I’m the greatest player in the world. Of course, I’m still the ‘Universe Boss’. That will never change. I’ll take that to the grave. I’m looking to draw the line after the World Cup. “Or should I say cut the string? Definitely, in 50-over cricket, the World Cup is the end for me. I’ll let the youngsters have some fun and I can sit back in the party stand and watch them have some fun.”
Therefore, Windies batting monster Chris Gayle announced for retirement from ODI after world-cup. Although he claimed himself as the “Universe Boss” and a threat for bowlers.