Swashbuckling Jamaican and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is continuing to argue the case for him to be recalled to Test cricket following a three-year break from the format of the game.
Creating waves in T20 cricket
The left handed batter has more recently been creating waves and breaking records in the exciting T20 cricket format of the game but his exploits in test cricket is admirable. In 103 Tests matches, Gayle has scored 7,214 runs at an average of 42.18, having blasted 15 hundreds, including a pair of triple centuries.
Despite approaching the winter of his career at 37-years-old, the player is still a major force to reckon with and believes there is still more test horizons to be conquered and looks forward to a recall.
Even a farewell match
“Even if it’s a farewell ‘match, as I’ve mentioned before in previous interviews, yeah, even if it’s a farewell match,” Gayle said.
“If I can’t manage it, so be it. But I’m still looking forward to playing a Test match. I don’t want to walk away and just retire like that from Test cricket…and I really actually deserve that based on what I’ve actually don’t over the last few years,” he added.
“As long as the body allows me to play, I will play.”
A recent agreement between Cricket West Indies and the senior players will allow several of them to return to both One Day Internationals and Test cricket formats, it, however, remains to be seen I Gayle will earn a recall.