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AUS vs WI Live, T20 World Cup: Chris Gayle celebrates his dismissal against Australia as he returns to pavilion one last time - Watch video
AUS vs WI Live, T20 World Cup: Chris Gayle celebrates his dismissal against Australia as he returns to pavilion one last time – Watch video

T20 World Cup: Chris Gayle to retire? After Dwayne Bravo called time on his international career, Chris Gayle dropped a big hint on his retirement as well. As he returned to the pavilion, he celebrated his dismissal, waving his pad and giving away his gloves to the fans. Follow AUS vs WI Live Updates on InsideSport.in.

While Dwayne Bravo had already confirmed the Australia match would be his last in West Indies colours, Chris Gayle had expressed his interest in playing the next year’s T20 World Cup as well. But considering he is already 42, one may not see him bat once again in West Indies colours. And what could be his last international innings, he made that memorable with two effortless sixes that have come to be synonymous with Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss.

Chris Gayle gave away his gloves to fans in the stands, Australia vs West Indies, Men's T20 World Cup 2021, Super 12s, Abu Dhabi, November 6, 2021

T20 World Cup: Bravo playing last match, Chris Gayle drops strong hint on his RETIREMENT! Check Video

Not often do you see a batsman celebrate his dismissal but Chris Gayle does. He is Universe Boss and after 14,306 runs in 452 matches, he has earned the right. Against Australia, he hammered Pat Cummins for a six huge and then was bowled out on the next ball. While he could not stay around longer on his last innings, he has done enough as the crowd and West Indies dugout celebrated his two mammoth sixes one last time.

While Chris Gayle never made it official that he would retire after the T20 World Cup, it was understood that he would eventually call it quits on his long illustrious career since making his West Indies debut back in 1999.

T20 World Cup: Bravo playing last match, Chris Gayle drops strong hint on his RETIREMENT! Check Video

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On what could be his last outing with West Indies in the T20 World Cup, he carried on the style. he stepped out to bat wearing a sunglass and hammered Josh Hazlewood effortlessly for a six. He pulled off another on the long-on for a six off Pat Cummins. But the ride didn’t last long as he tried to hammer another, an inside edge ended his innings.

T20 World Cup: Bravo playing last match, Chris Gayle drops strong hint on his RETIREMENT! Check Video

Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo embrace, Australia vs West Indies, Men's T20 World Cup 2021, Super 12s, Abu Dhabi, November 6, 2021

AUS vs WI Live, T20 World Cup: Chris Gayle career: 

  • Gayle made his West Indies debut in 1999 against India in ODIs.
  • He slammed the highest score of T20s – 175 off just 66 balls including 17 sixes for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
  • He has scored 10,480 runs in 301 matches in ODIs, 14,306 runs in T20s, 7,214 runs in Tests. Overall, he has scored over 60,000 runs including nearly 20,000 international runs.
  • His runs include 15 Test centuries beside three triple hundreds, 25 centuries in ODIs and 22 tons in T20s.
  • Gayle is the only batsman to hammer over 1,000 sixes and fours during his career span.
  • He has also taken 702 career wickets including 259 international wickets.

T20 World Cup: Bravo playing last match, Chris Gayle drops strong hint on his RETIREMENT! Check Video

Chirs Gayle walks off the field after a 9-ball 15, Australia vs West Indies, Men's T20 World Cup 2021, Super 12s, Abu Dhabi, November 6, 2021

“Does that acknowledgement from Gayle suggest something? What a batter! For me, the best in the T20 format. Take a bow, my friend,” VVS Laxman tweeted. 

While Chris Gayle has expressed his interest in playing the next year’s T20 World Cup, it is unlikely that he will remain in West Indies’ plans.

After the match against Sri Lanka, Dwayne Bravo called it quits and announced that Australia match would be his last in West Indies colours.

T20 World Cup: Bravo playing last match, Chris Gayle drops strong hint on his RETIREMENT! Check Video

“I think the time has come. I’ve had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long,” Dwayne Bravo said.

A two-time T20 World Cup winner, Bravo has played 90 T20Is for the Caribbean outfit, taking 78 wickets and scoring more than 1000 runs. Dwayne Bravo won three ICC events with West Indies. He was part of the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy-winning squad while he won the 2012 and 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.



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