Jamaica. The name of Chris Gayle is enough for the fans of cricket. His record is strong in all formats of cricket. But the position he has achieved in T20 cricket, hardly anyone has reached there. He is the only player in the world to score 14,000 runs and 22 centuries. Although his performance in T20 World Cup 2021 was not good. After this, expressing his desire to retire from international cricket, he had spoken of playing the last match on the home ground.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) Has made preparations for the departure of Chris Gayle. According to the news of Cricinfo, on January 16 in Jamaica West Indies and Ireland (West Indies vs Ireland) The only T20 match between the two could be Gayle’s last international match. Three ODIs and one T20 match between Ireland and West Indies is to be played at Sabina Park in Jamaica from January 8 to 16.
The board said – will be given a chance
Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said last month that everyone felt that Chris Gayle should be given a chance to play at home for the final match. Ireland’s series is suitable for this. Chris Gayle Apart from playing the biggest innings of 175 not out in T20, he has also scored 2 triple centuries in Test cricket. He is included in the list of selected players to do so. Many veterans have not reached here.
Could have scored only 45 runs in 5 matches
Chris Gayle’s performance in the T20 World Cup was very poor. He could score only 45 runs in 5 matches at an average of 9. But his record of overall T20 is very good. He has scored 14,321 runs in T20s with 22 centuries and 87 half-centuries. In Tests, he has scored more than 7 thousand runs with the highest score of 333 runs. At the same time, in 301 matches of ODIs, he has scored 10,480 runs at an average of 38. Has scored 25 centuries and 54 half-centuries.