West Indian cricketers paid glowing tributes to Chris Gayle, who retired after the curtains of his World Cup career were opened, and said that world cricket will miss the aura of big hitters when he hangs up His bat later this year.

Wicket hitter Shai Hope said it will be a sad day for world cricket when Gayle finally calls the time of his illustrious international career.

Gayle played the last game of his fifth and final World Cup against Afghanistan here on Thursday. The legend of the West Indies has decided to end his international career after playing the home series against India next month.

“Probably everyone will miss him when he leaves, it’s going to be a sad day for cricket,” Hope told reporters after the West Indies beat Afghanistan with 23 runs in their last World Cup outing in England and Welsh.

Wicket hitter Shai Hope said it will be a sad day for world cricket when Gayle finally calls the time of his illustrious international career.

“Probably everyone will miss him when he leaves, it’s going to be a sad day for cricket,” Hope told reporters after the West Indies beat Afghanistan with 23 runs in their last World Cup final in England. and Wales.

When asked what he would miss more about Gayle, Hope, who was adjudicated as a player of the game for his 92 balls 77, said: “Probably sunglasses.There are too many things you can choose from Chris.”

Gayle has accumulated 1186 races at a rate of 90.53 and an average of 35.93 in 34 innings in five World Cups. He also took 16 windows with his part-time spin.

In rendering a glorious tribute to Gayle, veteran Carlos Brathwaite said he did not understand the importance of the legendary first game when he initially joined the team.

“I do not think he really understood the extent of what Chris Gayle had done for West Indian cricket when I joined the team,” he said.

“It’s one of my regrets in the course of my short career in the West Indies, but being with him a lot more and sharing a dressing room with him in the franchise cricket too, you can see the aura he has on and off the field.” .

“Now I really understand what Chris Gayle means, not only for West Indian cricket, but also for world cricket.” Every time he decides to quit, world cricket will definitely miss him so much of me Chris, congratulations on a fantastic race and congratulations on pushing the game of cricket in the way you have. ”

“It’s one of my regrets in the course of my short career in the West Indies, but being with him a lot more and sharing a dressing room with him in the franchise cricket too, you can see the aura he has on and off the field.

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