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Christopher “Universe Boss” Gayle, the 40-year-old Jamaica and West Indies opener, has no plans to put away his bat anytime soon.
The ace Windies batter said recently in an interview on a local radio station, “yuh a go tired fi see mi face,” when the question of retirement was posed.
Gayle last represented the West Indies in August in a home series against India, when he averaged 29 runs.
His poor performance prompted calls from several former players and a few pundits for him to make way for younger talented players.
Gayle, however, believes he still has a lot to offer and is not prepared to yield despite his struggles in 2019.
“They cannot call on Chris Gayle to end something spectacular; this is the “Universe Boss”, the public will never call on Chris Gayle to actually call it a day or whatever,” he said.
He also cautioned fans against what people are saying, “don’t mind the little bickering and all these chit chats.”
He said fans will always want to see the “Universe Boss,” and also noted that without him “things gona be deteriorating.”
“They need me as long as possible around,” Gayle declared.
Despite the highs and lows throughout the year, Gayle said he is grateful for what he achieved in 2019 and has promised a productive 2020, especially in the T20 format.
“I can’t be ungrateful about 2019. I will be thankful, record-breaking scoring — beating legend Bryan Lara’s score, highest run-scoring in ODI cricket for the West Indies.”
He said he is the king of 2020 and will be ready for next year.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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