Yes, Chris Gayle (38) seems to have split the beans on his retirement plans. Well, we are certain this will hurt the ardent fans of the Universe Boss. The Jamaican-born cricketer was in India for the Indian Premier League 2018, where he was a part of the Kings XI Punjab outfit. He was instrumental in the team performing well in the first half of the tournament, only to fade away later. But her danger that Gayle carries with the bat is second to none. He can clear the ground with ease and also happens to be a favourite off it as well, thanks to his antics. Also Read - Virat Kohli Finishes Second After Imran Khan in ICC Twitter Poll For Cricketers Who Excelled With Captaincy Duties
In an exclusive interview with the The Times of India he revealed his retirement plans. He said he will take a call on that only after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Remember, he was also instrumental in guiding West Indies in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers. He now wants to see what happens in 2019, only after that will he take a call. By then, he would be 39 and already it seems that his body is unable to take the immense workload. Will it sustain or no, only time can tell. So we have to wait for some more time to see what Gayle is thinking. Also Read - ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Pushed to Third Spot by Steve Smith, Cheteshwar Pujara Moves up to 8th
Here is what he said in the interview,”The World Cup is coming next year. We had to qualify for the World Cup. We will see what happens after that (the World Cup).” Also Read - 'Fitting Birthday Gift For Rahul Dravid' - Former Stars Hail India on Twitter After Epic Sydney Draw
Meanwhile, Gayle has had a gala time in India along with his family. He spend a lot of downtime with his family down south (Kerala, Goa) whenever Gayle got a break from cricket.