West Indies opener, Chris Gayle, who will retire from International cricket after home series against India said that he is certainly in the list of the greatest Caribbean cricketers. Chris Gayle is currently playing his last World Cup at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Chris Gayle was asked whether he considers himself among the greats of Windies cricket. The big man showed no modesty in agreeing to the fact that he is up there with the greats.
The interviewer asked Chris Gayle about reviewing back his career and how he sees himself among the great Caribbean cricketers.
“Another three matches, your career for the West Indies will end. If you look at your international career, the time that your best times was not the best time of West Indies cricket but you did your best. So as you look back at your career, like how satisfied or sad you are? And where do you see yourself around the batting of West Indies greats, where do you see yourself?”
Chris Gayle replied without hesitating, “I’m definitely up there. I’m definitely up there with the greats without a doubt. As I say, I enjoy each and every moment of West Indies, playing for West Indies. Like I said, it’s still not the end. I still have a few games to go. Maybe another series to go who knows we’ll see what happens.”
Chris Gayle who is also known as the ‘universal boss’ revealed that he enjoyed each and every moment on and off the field. He continued, “But like I say, it’s been a lot of ups and downs. I’ve got to say I really enjoy each and every moment. But we share some quality moments with some quality players as well. I started my career with the likes of Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, you watch them on TV and you realize they’re in the dressing room, it’s just a bunch of guys.”
Chris Gayle also suggested that he could not have asked for more, looking back to his long career. He further added, “Brian Lara, the first captain as well, Carl Hooper. So it’s some quality moments when you look back on it. I’ll have to analyse it and give you full details, a better exclusive interview on that particular moment, and then you can take it further. But like I said I could not have had a better career as a player representing the West Indies.”
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