West Indies star Chris Gayle gets guard of honor in probable swan song before international retirement
West Indies legend Chris Gayle gets the honor guard after making what will likely be his last innings before international retirement as he says goodbye after a cameo in Australia.
- Chris Gayle made what will likely be his last appearance for the West Indies
- The 42-year-old made 15 of nine balls against Australia in the T20 World Cup
- Gayle received an honor guard from her teammates and said goodbye
West Indies legend Chris Gayle received an honor guard before what would likely be his last innings before international retirement.
The 42-year-old made 15 of nine balls against Australia in the T20 World Cup on Saturday.
Gayle has racked up more than 12,000 races, including 37 centuries, since he made his debut during a one-day international match in 1999.
Chris Gayle appeared to say goodbye in what is expected to be his last international appearance
As he walked out, he stood up and applauded the legend as the honor guard was handed to him.
After Pat Cummins pitched him for 15, he removed his helmet and raised his arms in the air.
On his way back to the pavilion, he appeared to greet his teammates and supporters after what was potentially his last appearance in the colors of the West Indies.
Gayle received an honor guard from her West Indies teammates prior to her innings against Australia.
The game is important for both nations with Australia competing to reach the final, while the West Indies need a victory to secure automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup.
But the importance of the game fell into the background momentarily for Gayle as she walked away.
Gayle has played 103 rounds, scoring 7,214 runs at an average of over 42 and the highest of 333.
He was pivotal for the West Indies in their two World Cup successes and had hinted before the game that this would be his last appearance in the international colors.
Gayle, who made her international debut in 1999, made 15 of nine balls on Saturday.
As reported by Fox SportsGayle said she was delighted to share the game with her teammate Dwayne Bravo.
He said: ‘I can remember the funny memories, winning two world titles, fantastic.
‘Playing with Bravo too. Being a part of that has been fantastic. I know he will leave us, but he has done a great job with West Indies cricket.
‘He’s a legend of the game, one of the greats, so I’m happy to finish with DJ Bravo here in this latest game against Australia. But I am semi-retired. I’m one away.
Gayle raised her arms in the air as she walked off the ground with her teammates clapping.