West Indies and Jamaica cricket star, Chris Gayle, has not given up on his dream of returning to the regional Test cricket team despite having not made an appearance for some six years.
The 41-year-old swashbuckling batsman is better known for his exploits in T20 cricket but has also made his mark in the Test arena. To date, he has played 103 Tests for the West Indies, amassing 7214 runs at an average of 42.18. He has scored two triple-centuries followed by 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries.
Spurred on by a recent run of good form, which saw him dominating with bat at the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, Gayle is confident that he remains in the type of shape and form to be competitive over the four-day format, if even for a swansong.
Arguing that age was just a number a few years ago, Gayle had targeted getting 400 runs as one of his chief aims before hanging up his tips.
“I’ve been waiting for that long time, I’m still waiting for that Test match,”
Gayle said in a recent interview.
The batsman had announced plans to retire from the sport following last year’s World Cup but had a change of heart and has been in splendid form since.
“Honestly, I’ve been feeling good, I’ve been putting in some work, my body feels really good and I’ve been seeing the ball well as well.”