Hard hitter WI batsman Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle announced retirement  from one-day internationals (ODI) after  2019 World Cup, Cricket West Indies said on Sunday.

Hard hitter batsman 39-year left-hander has scored 23 centuries and 9,727 runs in the 50-over format — second only to Brian Lara among West Indians — since making his debut against India in 1999.

while announcement he said to reporters, “I’m looking to draw the line – or should I say cut the string – let the youngsters have some fun and I can sit back in the party stand,” Gayle, who is hoping that his team triumph in the May 30-July 14 tournament in England and Wales, told reporters.

“It is a big year for me. I hope 2019 can finish for me on a great note.

Talking about, he was West Indies’ highest run scorer in the 2015 World Cup, making 340 runs at an average of 56.66.

 

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