Following his breath-taking innings of 162 off 97 in the fourth ODI against England, Windies' hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle has admitted he might reconsider his retirement plans from the 50-over format if only his body allows.
It was only ten days ago that the 39-year-old announced his retirement following the 2019 World Cup. However, it seems his optimistic innings in Grenada on Wednesday, regardless of being on the losing side, has forced him to reassess his decision.
"I've been playing a lot of T20 cricket so it's always going to be a difficult coming back into 50-over cricket. But eventually the body gets accustomed to the 50-over format" said the opener.
"I just have to work on the body and then maybe you can see a bit more Chris Gayle, maybe. Things change quickly. Hopefully the body can change in the next couple of months and we can see what happens.
"To get the 10,000-run milestone is a great feeling. I've done it in T20 as well. It's a fantastic achievement from my point of view. Doing it for West Indies as well, that makes it even more superb.
The Universe Boss smashed 14 sixes in the fourth ODI against England, entering the league of greats by becoming only the second player behind Shahid Afridi (351) to hit over 300 sixes in One Day Internationals. For Gayle, with 305 sixes, there is still a long way to way go, but considering his 'un-retirement' plans, we might see a new man on the top of that list.