Chris Gayle  © Getty Images
Chris Gayle © Getty Images

West Indies thanks to rain and some luck managed to qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 getting the better of Scotland. Upbeat by this, Chris Gayle has revealed that he is thrilled about taking part in the marquee event. He also went on to say that it could the last time he features in the world cup. According to a report published in stabroeknews.com, Gayle said: “I am so happy to have qualified for another World Cup. I just have to stay fit now and we have a young team, but it will be my last World Cup that is for sure, so I am looking forward to it.”

He further adds, “I need a couple [of] months to get properly fit and especially I love playing in England and Wales. Lots of the Windies fans over the world are sad that we are in this position, where we have to play the qualifiers. But, cricket is like life, you have ups and downs, and nothing is guaranteed in life.”

Gayle has so far played four World Cups for the West Indies, scoring 994 runs in 26 ODIs. Gayle to his name also has the highest individual score in a world cup, 215 in 2015 edition.

Taking about his journey so far, Gayle said: “The fans drive you, people always say, ‘Chris we want to see you back in Windies colours, want to see you play Test cricket in the whites again’, and I say one more time I will do it for you guys. I will take on the journey and next year will play for them again and I look forward to it.”

West Indies play Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 on Sunday.