Chris Gayle, who had announced on February 17 that he would retire from ODIs after World Cup, is reconsidering decision after his stellar show with the bat in the ongoing ODI series against England. The left hand batsman has smashed two tons so far and is looking in great touch ahead of the World Cup.
“I’ve been playing a lot of T20 cricket, so it’s always going to be a difficult coming back into 50 over cricket. But eventually the body gets accustomed to the 50-over format,” Gayle was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com. Since making his comeback in the Windies ODI squad, Gayle has scored 347 runs from four matches at a strike-rate of 120.06.
“I just have to work on the body, and then maybe you can see a bit more Chris Gayle. Things change quickly. Hopefully, the body can change in the next couple of months and we can see what happens. What’s the matter with the body? I’m nearly 40. But could I un-retire? We’ll see. We’ll take it slowly.”
He reached the 10,000-run mark in ODIs with his 25th century in one day internationals. Gayle also became the first batsman to hit 500 sixes in international cricket.