WATCH: ‘Thank you Chris Gayle’ trends on Twitter as the veteran opener hints at retiring with his walk-off gesture

After Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket, it has been reported that Gayle might also follow the footsteps of his teammate and bid goodbye to international cricket. 

SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 6 November 2021 5:54 pm

Christopher Henry Gayle is the name that still haunts bowlers in the T20s. The legendary West Indian is known as the most destructive batter on the planet. Whether it is a franchise league or an international game, Gayle has smashed almost every bowler in the world. However, his recent failures in the T20 World Cup disappointed many fans and cricket lovers and many claimed that this could be the Universe Boss's last international tournament.

And now it looks that it well could be the last ICC tournament for Chris Gayle. After Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket, it has been reported that Gayle might also follow the footsteps of his teammate and bid goodbye to international cricket.

After a string of low scores in the ongoing T20 World Cup, Gayle started his innings against Australia on a positive note. The opener smashed 2 sixes in his first 9 balls and made his intentions clear. However, his aggressive approach couldn't last long as he got bowled by Pat Cummins.

But it was not Gayle's 2 sixes that got the attention of fans. Notably, it was Gayle's gesture towards the crowd that caught the eye of cricket lovers as he acknowledged the crowd while walking off the field while raising his bat. The 'Universe Boss', who arrived at the crease with the sunglasses on, walked off emotionally, hinting this was his final innings for West Indies.

Soon after his gesture, 'Thank You Chris Gayle started to trend on Twitter. Many fans bid an emotional goodbye to the legend and thanked him for entertaining with his batting for years.

Here are some of the reactions: