Chris Gayle, the hulk-like Windies batsman, represented Jamaica yesterday in their match against Barbados in the Super50 Cup at Bridgetown. The left-hander didn’t disappoint and racked up 122 runs from 114 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and eight humungous sixes. He also picked up a wicket in the second innings and conceded 31 runs in his quota of 10 overs, reports Cric Track.
However, the encounter turned out to be his last List A match for Jamaica. Following Jamaica’s 33-run victory, he said that he was pleasured leading the team and the match-winning knock for them would remain as something to cherish for him. The Jamaica-born batsman also admitted that he needs to take care of his family after weaving his magic for as long as 25 years.
“It’s very pleasing to get a hundred in my last 50-over game for Jamaica, it’s something I will always cherish. To lead the team to a win makes it more special. It’s been a pleasure representing my country, more so captaining them. I’m thankful and grateful to be standing here aged 39 and still get a century in my last game for Jamaica,” Gayle was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.
“There’s a lot in the tank, to be honest, but there’s life after cricket, so have to enjoy life as well. Playing cricket for over 25 years has been a great achievement from a personal point of view, but I have a family now. I have to gel with them as much as possible and watch your kid grow,” the 39-year-old added.