On Saturday, West Indies performed their final match of the continuing T20 World Cup 2021 and lost the contest by eight wickets against Australia. The defending champions completed the factors desk of Group 1 within the second final place.
Regardless of dropping the sport, Windies legend Chris Gayle received the hearts of cricket followers across the globe with a hilarious celebration after taking Mitchell Marsh‘s wicket. All of it occurred throughout the sixteenth over of Australia’s chase when the sport was virtually ended because the scores had been tied.
Gayle bowled a flighted supply exterior off-stump, and Marsh, in an try to complete the match in fashion, went for an enormous shot. Nevertheless, he mistimed the ball as Jason Holder caught the catch at mid-off. After choosing up the wicket of Marsh, Gayle ran in direction of the Aussie all-rounder to offer him a hug from behind, and each gamers shared a pleasant second.
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Gayle breaks silence amid hypothesis of his remaining recreation
After the match, Gayle joined Dwayne Bravo, who was taking part in his final worldwide recreation, and it appeared that Gayle was additionally signing off from worldwide cricket. Nevertheless, the legendary batter confirmed that he wish to bow out in entrance of his residence crowd.
“It’s been an outstanding profession. I didn’t announce any retirement, however (if) they really give me one recreation in Jamaica to go in entrance of my residence crowd, then I can say, ‘hey guys, thanks a lot,” Gayle stated in a Fb Reside chat with ICC.
“Let’s see. If not, I’ll announce it. Very long time after which I’ll be becoming a member of DJ Bravo within the backend and say thanks to every and everybody, however I can’t say that as but. I used to be simply having some enjoyable immediately. Put the whole lot that occurred apart. I used to be simply interacting with the followers within the stands and simply having some enjoyable, seeing because it’s going to be my final World Cup recreation,” he added.