Twitter reacts as Universe Boss signs off in style
The Universe Boss showed his final international appearance in West Indies colours as he might just have played his final ODI knock for West Indies in the ongoing third and deciding ODI against India in Trinidad at Queen’s Park Oval on Wednesday.
Gayle, who was expected to call it quits from international cricket after the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019, expressed his desire to play for the team one last time in the ongoing series against India.
After a scintillating 72-run-knock in the final third ODI of the three-match series, Gayle made his way back to the dug-out.
While he was on his way, he was congratulated by the Indian players as they bid a fitting farewell to one of the greatest ever cricketers to have graced the sport for West Indies.
Gayle, who recently became the all-time leading run-scorer for West Indies in ODI, surpassing the legendary Brian Lara, was playing his 301st ODI Wednesday in what could be his one last appearance for Windies in the fifty-over format.
The explosive left-hander lit up the batting with Evin Lewis in the third ODI and got his team off to a good start in the game. He then combined with Lewis to post a 115-run stand for the opening wicket.
He scored his 54th ODI fifty and went on to smash 72 runs off 41 balls with the help of eight fours and five sixes and was looking in splendid touch before being dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Started His Odi Career against India In 1999
— 💥பக்குவம் 💥 (@sandiyarkd_kd) August 14, 2019
— Danish Khan (@Danish2912) August 14, 2019
— Nidhi 🇮🇳 (@NidhiLovesG0D) August 9, 2019
— Vinaykumar (@Vinayku50984288) August 14, 2019
— Kunal Sharma (@KunalSh16713831) August 14, 2019
Finally It's Game Over🙄😔
It's Sixers Stops..
It's Dancing Stops😏
Bye bye Universal Boss❤
— VeNøM 😈 (@MersalKasi) August 14, 2019
ICC selected top 5 best innings of Gayle:
1. 103 v India – November 2002
2. 132* v England July 2004
3. 133* v South Africa November 2006
4. 215 v Zimbabwe February 2015
5. 162 v England February 2019 pic.twitter.com/WCaTPb8TwV
— KLVR (@iamKLVR) August 14, 2019
— Subash Rajan (@SubashRajan12) August 14, 2019