The left-handed batter has revealed his future plans, saying he may not play too many matches for the country. Gayle was given a standing ovation during his team’s last ICC T20 World Cup match against Australia. However, he revealed that he hasn’t retired yet.
During an interview, Gayle was asked if he would play for the West Indies in the next year’s T20 World Cup, the 42-year-old veteran batter gave a mysterious reply.
“I will be in Australia one way or the other next year (during the T20 World Cup). I will be there because I haven’t been there in sometime. The World Cup will be in Australia so I would be there. You know, it might take some extra effort. Sit in the stands, have a cold one and says ‘Hi guys, I’m here. I ain’t leaving. So yeah, I am looking forward to it,” Gayle told ESPNCricinfo.
He further added that he plans to receive a farewell match in front of his home fans and is more or less finished.
“It’s doubtful you will see me playing for West Indies again in international cricket. We have something planned against Ireland. I am just waiting for the board to finalise things. And once we get a date, we would find out what it is. It should be back home in Jamaica, Sabina Park. Final international run so I’m looking forward to it,” added Gayle.