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.
— ♡●𝑩𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒂𝒊𝒃♡● (@drewmaccynt) November 6, 2021
Here are some of the reactions:
— Kunal Tandan (@bit_Tu_) November 6, 2021
It's been some time wanting him to get off his shoes after seeing his struggles all through these years. But hope of witnessing another Gayle carnage creeps up everytime I see him on the crease. Will miss him especially those in RCB colours.
— Shakil (@m_d_shakil) November 6, 2021
— Positive Entropy (@EntropyPositive) November 6, 2021
When Christopher Henry Gayle made his international debut on 11th September, 1999
Australia and WI had 2 Cricket WCs each
France were FIFA WC champions
Australia were Rugby WC champions
Bangladesh had played 0 Tests
Hansie Cronje was SA captain
Ponting had 3 Test 100s pic.twitter.com/X2KpcBtOy7
— Arnav Singh (@Arnavv43) November 6, 2021