St. George’s – Chris Gayle says he’s reconsidering his choice to retire after this yr’s Cricket Global Cup after the West Indies’ opener’s record-breaking feats within the ongoing one-day sequence in opposition to England.
The 39-year-old smashed a 97-ball 162 in a shedding motive in Wednesday’s fourth sport, and has now struck 305 ODI sixes and a listing 506 in all internationals.
Gayle, who additionally changed into best the second one West Indian to cross 10 000 ODI runs in Grenada, will play in his 5th Global Cup in England and Wales, which begins on Would possibly 30.
“I have been enjoying numerous T20 cricket, so it is at all times going to be a hard coming again into 50-over cricket. However in the end the frame will get conversant in the 50-over layout,” he advised icc-cricket.com.
“I simply need to paintings at the frame, after which possibly you’ll see a bit of extra Chris Gayle. Issues trade briefly.
“Optimistically, the frame can trade within the subsequent couple of months and we will be able to see what occurs. What is the subject with the frame? I am just about 40. However may I un-retire? We will see. We will take it slowly.”
The Windies fell agonisingly quick chasing 419 on Wednesday in a event which featured a world-record 46 sixes.
Gayle is now best 329 runs in need of Brian Lara’s listing tally of 10 348 ODI runs for the Windies.
“I assumed it was once a super sport,” he mentioned. “So that you could get 160 is an out of this world knock and it is a nice feeling to get any other milestone through scoring any other century…
“The way in which I were given out, that was once disappointing as neatly. I will have to have appeared to bat a bit of deeper.”
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler shared the headlines with Gayle after hammering a 77-ball 150 because the Global Cup hosts handed 400 for the fourth time since 2015.
“You need to give credit score when it is due,” mentioned Gayle. “Buttler is that type of participant, he is performed around the globe to exhibit his ability. We all know what he is able to, he is some of the easiest strikers in global cricket lately.”
England, bookmakers’ favourites to boost the Global Cup for the primary time, lead the five-match sequence 2-1 forward of the overall sport on Saturday.
“We simply have to seem to St Lucia and take a look at to sq. the sequence and make it 2-2,” mentioned Gayle.