Chris Gayle’s golden run since making his comeback to the West Indies one-day side now has him reconsidering his decision to retire from the sport after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
In four matches since he came back, Gayle has 347 runs at a strike-rate of 120.06. In the most recent of those games, the fourth ODI against England in Grenada on Wednesday, 27 February, Gayle struck a brutal 162. His innings contained a staggering 14 sixes and powered the West Indies to their highest-ever ODI score, although it still wasn’t enough to overhaul England’s 418/6 as they fell short by 29 runs.
But Gayle breached personal landmarks, becoming the second man to smash 300 sixes in an ODI career, after Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, and the second West Indian to 10,000 career runs, after former captain Brian Lara.