Chris Gayle announces retirement

It’s disappointing news for the fans of the swashbuckling West Indian batsman Chris Gayle. The explosive opener shocked everyone by announcing his retirement from the One Day Internationals. Chris Gayle will be hanging his boots after the 2019 World Cup.

The 39-year old left-hander has scored 9,727 ODI runs, second only to the legendary Brian Lara among West Indians in 284 matches.

He needs 677 more runs to surpass Lara as the West Indies’ all-time record ODI runscorer, a feat he will be hoping to achieve at his fifth World Cup. Since making his debut in 1999, Gayle has scored a Windies record of 23 ODI hundreds, including the first-ever World Cup double century against Zimbabwe 4 years ago.

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