The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle says he could return to his boyhood team Lucas Cricket Club this year.
The 43-year-old Jamaican, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most destructive batsmen to have played Twenty20 cricket and by some as the best, said he believed that “people still want to see him play.”
He was speaking after playing in an exhibition game with fellow West Indies great Brian Lara at Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth on Sunday.
Gayle, who made it clear that he has not retired from cricket, said he was still passionate about playing. He continued to play in various Twenty20 leagues around the world with much success and last represented the West Indies at the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Gayle, who has been playing international cricket for West Indies since 1999, has set numerous records across all three formats of the game.
He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in Tests, a double hundred in ODIs, and a hundred in T20Is
Gayle is the only player to score more than 14,000 runs and hit more than 1,000 sixes in T20 cricket. He is also the leading run-scorer for West Indies in both ODIs and T20 internationals and along with Brian Lara, the only player to score more than 10,000 runs for West Indies in ODI cricket.
– Video shot and edited by Marlon Reid.