Chris Gayle expects to play till the 2019 world cup

Chris Gayle expects to play till the 2019 world cup

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle celebrates after taking a wicket. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

West Indies superstar Chris Gayle has revealed his future plans related to his cricketing career. And, the good news is that the flamboyant left-hander, who has had a remarkable international career so far, is hoping to exist in the cricket field till the 2019 cricket world cup. With his T20 exploits in the past few years, Gayle is one of the most valuable cricketers in the world even at the age of 37.

Gayle is currently recovering from an injury and recently revealed that he won’t be a part of the upcoming BBL 2017. The new father hopes to use this opportunity to spend some time with his young family.

“I am not playing in the Big Bash as I am spending time with my family and recuperating from an injury. I am eyeing a comeback during Pakistan Super League (PSL) and then the Indian Premier League. If I am fit and in form, I would still like to play for the West Indies, not only in T20 but in ODIs as well. If you ask me, I would like to play till the 2019 World Cup in England. That’s a target I have set for myself.”

The country versus league debate has often seen the Jamaican giant get involved in the argument whether the cricketer should prefer playing league cricketer over Test match cricket. He doesn’t believe that playing in T20 leagues around the world and giving it almost equal importance as international cricket is necessarily a bad thing for upcoming West Indies cricketers.

“You cannot rule out that possibility that Gen Next in the Caribbean will be more inclined to play T20 leagues. If you are a professional cricketer, you would want to have a good career. With so many leagues across the globe, one needs to accept it as a reality today.”