After being dismissed for 15 runs against Australia on November 6, 2021, West Indies cricket legend Chris Gayle appeared to proclaim his retirement from international cricket. The left-handed hitter received a standing ovation from his teammates and even raised his bat to the fans. Gayle has since acknowledged that he was having a good time and that he is semi-retired. The 42-year-old, on the other hand, revealed that he has played his final World Cup match for the West Indies. Gayle also stated that he would like to play in another World Cup for the West Indies, but that he will be unable to do so.

“I’m a semi-retired person. I’m only one step away from completing the task. I was simply having a good time today. Set aside everything that has occurred. I was simply chatting with the people in the stands and having a good time, as this would be my final World Cup game. I’d like to compete in another World Cup. But I don’t think they’ll let me,” Gayle stated after Australia’s match against the West Indies. Chris Gayle also stated that he has had a fantastic career and that he is honoured to be able to retire from the game in front of his home audience in Jamaica. Gayle further stated that if this does not occur, he will follow in the footsteps of Dwayne Bravo, who withdrew from international cricket and thanked everyone.

“It’s been an incredible journey. I didn’t declare my retirement, but they did give me one game in front of my home audience in Jamaica, so I can say, Hey people, thank you so much. Let’s see what happens. If not, I’ll declare it for a long time and then I’ll be joining DJ Bravo in the backroom and thanking everyone, but I can’t say that now,” Chris Gayle ended.

Chris Gayle represented the West Indies in 103 Tests, 301 ODIs, and 79 T20Is during his two-decade career.