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23rd January 2017 Comments Off on Gayle wants 400-run score before leaving Test cricket Views: 1162 News

Gayle wants 400-run score before leaving Test cricket

West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle still has hope of returning to Test cricket and has targeted making 400 runs as one of the objectives to be met before retiring from the sport.Gayle has not featured in the longest format of the game for the regional team since 2014 against Bangladesh. The absence is in part due to a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the player has instead, opted for the shorter formats of the game. The 37-year-old, however, insists he is not quite finished with Test cricket.

“I will play again,” Gayle said.

“I want to score 400 runs in a Test match. I’ve done two triples, I think I can push it to four [hundred].

“A lot of people want to see me back in test cricket, a lot of people. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t announced I’ve retired because wherever I go, people want to see me play Test cricket, to give it one more shout, that’s why I’m holding out.”

Over the last few years the big left hander has become far more recognizable for his heroics in Twenty20 cricket, but remains one of the world’s most accomplished in all white gear.

In 103 Tests matches Gayle has scored an impressive 7214 runs at an average of 42.18, having blasted 15 hundreds, including the pair of triple centuries.

Taken from the Antigua Observer

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