Destructive West Indies opener Chris Gayle has shown interest to play ICC World Twenty20 next year to be held in India. After losing 2015 world cup quarter-final match against New Zealand, in an interview to espncricinfo Gayle mentioned that he hasn’t taken retirement from any format of cricket. He is wishing to represent country in 2016 t20 world cup.
Gayle said, “Definitely want to play the T20 World Cup next year for West Indies, there’s no doubt about that.”
Chris Gayle was a part of 2012 World Twenty20 winning West Indies team and is expected to play in 2016 tournament as well if he gets fit. He has got injury issues, especially back problem. He said, “I’ve got a few concerns and a few injury [cases] to try and solve. I’ll give myself some time and hopefully look back at it and see how well I can actually progress for West Indies cricket at this point in time.”
“I haven’t retired from any format as yet. As I go on I will keep informing WICB about my progress in the future with West Indies cricket. [The back] actually held up well, to be honest with you, in the outfield for 50 overs and then opening the batting. It wasn’t too bad, slight scare again with a niggle in the groin, so all that was happening, and you have to take the conditions into consideration, it was a bit cold and you’re feeling some pain.”
Christopher Henry Gayle scored brilliant 61 runs in 33 balls in the chase of 394 runs target in quarterfinal match of world cup to keep his team along with asking run rate. But he failed to do it. It clearly showed that he has got cricket left and if body allows him he’d like to play more international matches.
Former Caribbean captain also praised Kiwi batsman Martin Guptil who broke his highest cricket world cup score by scoring 237. This was Guptil’s first double hundred which came in crucial knockout game.
“[Guptill] batted well, we know his capability. It was a good wicket out there, it was a belter out there, small ground, small boundary, but we can’t take anything away from the fact that he batted superbly. He set up his innings fantastically. Congrats to him on getting the double century, 237 I think, I wish him all the best furthermore in his career, and he’s a wonderful player as well,” Gayle added.