‘I’m still the Universe Boss, I’ll take that to the grave,’ declares Gayle
Windies opener Chris Gayle, who announced to quit ODIs after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, has remain confident as ever.
The 39 year old mega star, the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ pronounced he will take the pride even ‘to the grave’.
“You’re looking at a great man,” he said at Kensington Oval on Sunday.
“I’m the greatest player in the world. Of course I’m still the Universe Boss. That will never change. I’ll take that to the grave. I’m looking to draw the line after the World Cup.
Spanning a career of more than 400 international matches that adorned with 40 hundreds for West Indies, Christopher Henry Gayle all he wants is to let youngsters have some fun in his position of batting.
“Or should I say cut the string? Definitely, in 50-over cricket, the World Cup is the end for me. I’ll let the youngsters have some fun and I can sit back in the party stand and watch them have some fun,” he said.
Gayle will still continue on the T20 franchise based cricket and expressed hopes to be picked up for The Hundred, the ECB’s newly formatted competition, when it begins in 2020.
When modern day groomed cricketers struggle for fitness nearing thirty fives, Gayle confidently announced his satisfaction over fitness and said he is working on six packs.
“I’m in good condition,” he said.
“The body is feeling good and I’m pleased with that. I’ve lost a bit of weight and I don’t want to get too big. I’m still working on my six pack. I’m trying to keep up with the youngsters in the field who are like cats the way they chase the ball. I still have it in me and I’m still enjoying it.”
Gayle needs 677 more runs to surpass the great Brian Lara as the West Indies’ all-time record ODI run scorer.