Chris Gayle, the legendary West Indies player, walked out to bat for the last time for his national team as West Indies took on Australia in their last game at the ICC T20 World Cup. Though the cricketer hasn’t announced his retirement yet, his gestures said it all.
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, was looking in some fine touch when he walked out to bat against Australia in the T20 World Cup fixture. It appeared that he will score big in this match, however, the legendary batsman was soon dismissed after playing a short cameo of 9 balls.
He was batting at over a strike rate of 150 before he edged a delivery back onto the stumps before Pat Cummins crashed into his stumps. Following his dismissal, Gayle started walking back to the pavilion, but as he neared the ropes, he turned back and showed his bat around to the fans. This was the gesture that said a lot of things. Later, he was also seen distributing cricketing gears to fans in the stands.
While there is still suspense over Gyale’s retirement, fans on social media were left in awe after the Universe Boss dropped all the hints for the fans. In no time, social media was flooded with amazing reactions and tributes from the emotional fans to it. Several cricketers, experts, and pundits also joined the bandwagon and came up with amazing tributes for the cricketing superstar.
Here, check out some of the best tweets on Chris Gayle’s last performance for West Indies:
Very few players have had more impact on T20 than Chris Gayle, the Bradman of T20.
Has scored 22 centuries; the next best is 8.
Has hit 1043 sixes; the next best is 760.
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) November 6, 2021
Thanks Chris Gayle for all the memories & nightmares you have given us. ?
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 6, 2021
Ohhh @henrygayle you’re such a superstar.
The cricketing world will miss such a beautiful and colourful personality.
Love the UNIVERSE BOSS
Adios and am sure life post this will be even more colourful n Fun #CricketTwitter #WorldCupT20
— DK (@DineshKarthik) November 6, 2021
Looks like that’s the last time we’ll see the great Chris Gayle in West Indies colours #T20WorldCup #AUSvWI pic.twitter.com/qhXcsAM21c
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) November 6, 2021
Appears the end of an era. True entertainer Chris Gayle #T20WorldCup
— Kath Loughnan (@KathLoughnan) November 6, 2021
That could be the last time we see Chris Gayle bat for the West Indies. One of the all time greats in all formats, but THE GREATEST T20 player of all time.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) November 6, 2021
Thank you for all the entertainment you superstar Henry Gayle. Absolute rockstar of the format who took it to another level.
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) November 6, 2021
Thank you Chris Gayle and DJ Bravo For All The Wonderful and Exciting Cricketing Memories All Through Your Career ??
We Cricket Fans Are Indebted To You Forever #ChrisGayle #Bravo #WIvsAUS pic.twitter.com/4QwZtUnDJq
— Dr Khushboo ?? (@khushbookadri) November 6, 2021
Chris Gayle is the biggest entertainer in world cricket. pic.twitter.com/bNqLDuYSyH
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) November 6, 2021