<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="S" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130531082824.jpg" title="S" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Chris Gayle (above) says he wants Sachin Tendulkar to walk away happily but not victorious © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Oct 29, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a>' destructive opener <a href="/tags/Chris-Gayle/post" target="_blank">Chris Gayle</a> said while he wished a great farewell for legendary batsman <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>, his side will be out there to "spoil the fun and parade" when they take on <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a> in the two-Test series next month.<br /> <br /> "Sachin's a legend and we wish him a great farewell and we want him to walk away happily, but not victorious," said Gayle.<br /> <br /> "That Test in Mumbai (Sachin's 200th Test) will be fantastic. The atmosphere will be great as they always have been a lively crowd. Indian crowd always come out to support cricket and with Sachin, it's going to be even bigger. The West Indies will put on a good show but we're eyeing the series so we may be spoiling the fun and parade," Gayle told '<em>Cricinfo</em>'.<br /> <br /> West Indies will play two Tests and three ODIs during their tour of India, commencing in Kolkata with first Test from November 6-10. The second Test, Tendulkar's farewell match, will be played in Mumbai from November 14-18.<br /> <br /> Gayle noted that the series against India will finally settle the question on where the West Indies stand in Tests.<br /> <br /> West Indies are currently ranked sixth among Test-playing nations and Gayle said his team would be more than keen to move up the ICC rankings.<br /> <br /> "The big occasion for West Indies is a chance to gain points to move to No. 5 on the ICC rankings.<br /> <br /> "That's our mission. I personally have never made a hundred versus India, so I will be looking to rectify that, given my IPL experience also. But you can't discount their talent in players like Sachin [Tendulkar], <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">MS Dhoni</a> and so many more. A few of us are familiar with venues like Kolkata and Mumbai, which host the Tests, and these conditions and pitches usually stay the same," said the Jamaican.<br /> <br /> The Windies have not played a Test match for almost a year now and the team trained hard at a fitness and medical camp in Bridgetown before coming here to ensure players stay fit as they will be on the road for a long time.<br /> <br /> Gayle said a good show in the series could well be the turning point in his career, considering India are a formidable opponents to beat at home.<br /> <br /> "We want to start the first Test with a bang and we know what's required to win in India. I hope this series will be a turning point in my career as I get back to the red-ball as opposed to the short-format white ball. India are looking to consolidate their Test spot [3rd position] in the rankings so it will be a very engaging contest," he said.<br /> <br /> "I'm really looking forward to the Tests because I haven't played one in a while. It's always tough in India, no matter the format, and this is crucial to test ourselves against top-five opposition. It will be difficult to beat India at home for sure," Gayle signed off.