Monday, 19 April 2021

Chris Gayle delays retirement

LONDON: West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to play the home series against India in August-September reversing his earlier decision to quit international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, the batsman said on Wednesday. The 39-year-old had earlier this year announced his plans to retire after the World Cup to make way for younger players after two decades in international cricket. Asked about his post-retirement plans, Gayle sprang a surprise saying he wanted to play the series against India.

“After the World Cup, maybe a test match against India and then I’ll play, definitely play, the ODIs against India,” the Jamaican said ahead of Thursday’s match against the Asian side. “I won’t play the T20s. That’s my plan after World Cup.” India will play three Twenty20 internationals, as many one-dayers and two tests in West Indies, the last in Jamaica which could be Gayle’s farewell at home.

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