West Indies are up against Australia in a crucial game of the 20-20 World Cup. Crucial for Australia as they need a win to boost their hopes of qualification for the semifinals of the showpiece event. For West Indies, this is the last game of the tournament as they are out of the race having lost three of the four games.
Meanwhile, the ongoing game could well be the last international match for legendary Chris Gayle. The batter hinted at retirement after this game. Gayle got West Indies off to a crisp start, scoring 15 off just 9 balls. However, he could not carry on his innings and was dismissed by Pat Cummins. While walking back to the pavilion, Gayle obliged the crowd by raising his bat, hinting at a possible retirement from the game. Later, he also distributed his gloves to the crowds.
Gayle has been a great servant of West Indies cricket The stalwart played 103 Tests, 301 ODIs and 79 T20Is for his national side, scoring 7215, 10480, 1899 runs respectively, including 42 combined centuries. The southpaw will next be seen in the Abu Dhabi T10 league where he will play for Team Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, this will also be all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s last game for West Indies. The veteran announced his retirement after West Indies’ defeat against Sri Lanka. “I think the time has come,” Bravo said. “I’ve had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it I’m very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.”