Star West Indies player Chris Gayle has seemingly quashed his retirement rumours with a cryptic social media post on Thursday. The southpaw, who was expected to hang his boots sooner, has played down the talks of his retirement by hinting on social media that he is not leaving cricket. However, he did so via a cryptic post.
The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ took to Twitter to write, “I Ain’t Leaving…” The post from the star West Indies batter is expected to be a reply to those who were speculating his retirement from cricket. However, the ones who were speculating that Gayle’s retirement is round the corner cannot be blamed as the player had received a guard of honour from his teammates as well as the Australian players in West Indies’ final game between the sides at the T20 World Cup 2021. The ambience till the final ball of the game also hinted that it was Gayle’s last game.
Check out his recent tweet on the same:
I Ain’t Leaving…
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) November 18, 2021
What did Gayle say earlier on his retirement?
It was only after the game Gayle revealed that he would play more cricket. Meanwhile, Gayle also went on to say that he would love to play his last game in Jamaica, in case, his team lets him play.
“I’d love to play one more World Cup. But I don’t think they will allow me. It’s been a phenomenal career. I didn’t announce any retirement but they actually give me one game in Jamaica to go in front of my home crowd, then I can say ‘hey guys, thank you so much. Let’s see,” Gayle had said on ICC’s post-match Facebook live show.
“If not, I’ll announce it a long time and then I’ll be joining DJ Bravo in the backend and say thanks to each and everyone but I can’t say that as yet,” he had added.
Gayle’s forgettable run in T20 World Cup 2021
The Windies southpaw failed to impress with his performance in the recently-concluded world event. He scored 13 against England, 12 against South Africa, 4 against Bangladesh, 1 against Sri Lanka, and 15 against Australia.