On Saturday (November 6) afternoon, Australia and West Indies faced off in the T20 World Cup’s final Super 12 match. For the Caribbean team, this was a must-win game as they were eliminated from the tournament after three losses in four games. This could also be the end of the era for West Indies’ finest T20 cricketers at the international level, as Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, has previously intimated.

He opened the batting against Australia, and for a little while, he seemed like his old self, hammering two massive sixes. However, Gayle was removed for only 15 runs by Pat Cummins, and the way he returned to the dressing room to celebrate certainly hinted at his international retirement. The 42-year-old batted in front of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium crowd, and his teammates were waiting for him just outside the boundary line. Everyone praised and hugged him for his enormous contribution to the sport.

Having said that, the story could have a twist. Chris Gayle had previously left the field following an ODI against India with his bat up, but afterwards reversed his decision, indicating that he might play till he is 45 years old. It will be interesting to observe if the man confirms that he will hang his boots on the international arena following the game. Chris Gayle is without a doubt a renowned cricketer, and when it comes to the T20 format, he reigns supreme. In 79 T20Is for West Indies, he scored 1899 runs at a strike rate of 137.51. Given the type of player he is, he may continue to play in T20 leagues, but he may have played his final game for the West Indies.

During the T20 World Cup, he was expected to light up the UAE, but the left-hander struggled to get going with the bat. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s a fantastic cricketer who excelled in all three formats of international cricket.