Gayle wants to play franchise cricket upto 45
West Indies left-handed batsman Chris Gayle said that he is aiming to play until 45 years in the franchise cricket and also said that he will make a call on his International career in a correct time.
Chris Gayle who is known as Universal Boss among fans is a superstar in the franchise leagues around the world cricket. Most of the T20 leagues have the West Indies batsman compulsory and he also never fails to entertain the spectators with his aggressive batting.
But the left-handed batsman has now entered into the zone where the retirement talks has come on him. The left-handed batsman recently opened up about his plans with retirement from the game. The Caribbean batsman said that he is hoping to play franchise cricket upto 45 years.
“A lot of people still want to see Chris Gayle out in the middle. I still have that love for the game and that passion for the game. I would love to carry on as long as possible in T20 and franchise cricket as well. I still play a few games her”It would be nice[ to play in the next T20 WC]. Like I said the door is open for a chance. Let’s see what happens. We have some bright youngsters ahead as well. I have left the option open to hear back to my family as well and see where the universe boss is going in whichever way,” e and there around the world because I still think I have a lot to offer,” Gayle told reporters in Bangladesh.
“The body is feeling good and I am sure I am getting younger as the days go so I am looking forward to it. 45 is a good number. Lets’ talk at 45. I think that’s a good number and my first number. I just think I am on the slow side a bit. You know, plan my life ahead. It’s been 20 years of international cricket and 20 years of cricket in general. So there is always life after cricket and this is the time where you can put some plans in place as well. Play a bit of cricket as well. It won’t be like back then where you play in all the tournaments and play all the games in those tournaments as well. So you have to monitor it as you go on.”
Further the left-handed batsman said that he is not much interested in coaching role after retiring from the game. “That’s (coaching) not my plan to be honest. Coaching role is not in my plan. But like I said you can never say never. Living a life in a suitcase, you always want to experience something different as well. Even after cricket, I think I will still do some travelling. I want to see some places I have never been before. I have a family as well so I want to spend much time with them. It’s a situation you want to sit back and reflect on what you want to do after cricket.”