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Chris Gayle has no plans to retire as yet

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Arguably one of the game’s most entertaining personalities of all time, Chris Gayle has gone far and beyond what a cricketer could achieve in his playing time. It comes as no surprise that he holds every major batting record in the shortest format and is eager on strengthening his command on those records.

In an interview with ANI, Chris Gayle revealed that he has no retirement plans in the coming years which makes him open to playing in the Indian Premier League for a few more seasons, not to mention, perhaps a couple of T20I World Cups as well.

“No retirement plan as of now. I believe that I still have five more years, so before 45 no chance. And yes, two more World Cups to go,” Gayle mentioned. The incredible Jamaican definitely seems to have bigger and better plans.

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With the T20I World Cup looming around the horizon this year in India, he will be keen on retaining the title West Indies won on the very lands five years ago. The tournament is scheduled to take place in October-November 2021. The 2022 edition is not far from Gayle’s reach as well, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he travels to Australia for that.

Gayle remains keen on continuing the good run

Kings XI Punjab seemed to have undermined the quality Chris Gayle brought to the side and kept him aside for the first half of the tournament. In the 7 games he didn’t play, Punjab lost 6 games and the evident hole in their batting unit forced them to bring the Universe Boss in.

He managed to turn the tide almost instantly and scored 288 runs at an average in excess of 40. However, his heroics weren’t enough to take the side into the playoffs, but it seems likely that Gayle will get another IPL contract in the coming summer. Prior to that, he remains adamant to keep his good run intact and is currently taking part in the Ultimate Cricket Challenge in Dubai.

Some other prominent names like Andre Russell, Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan will also feature in the tournament and Gayle expressed his excitement ahead of a new challenge.

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