West Indies and Jamaica star batsman Chris Gayle has no plans to retire anytime soon, believing himself capable of taking part in at least another two World Cups.
The 41-year-old had previously stated that he expected the 2019 World Cup to be his last for the regional team but had a change of heart following its conclusion last year. Since then, he has proven that he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
Most recently, Gayle became the first player to hit 1000 sixes, a record achieved during a splendid performance at the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also played a key role in driving the fortunes of his team, Kings XI Punjab, who only narrowly missed out on a playoff opportunity. Gayle scored a total of 288 runs, including three fifties, in just seven innings at an average of 41.14 and a strike rate of 137.14.
On the back of that performance, Gayle is believed to be an automatic pick for the West Indies at this year’s T20 World Cup. The ‘Universe Boss’ it appears is looking even further than that.
“Oh yes, of course, no retirement plan as of now. I believe that I still have five more years, so before 45, no chance. And yes, two more World Cups to go,” Chris Gayle said as quoted by Times of India.