West Indies opener Chris Gayle has had an average time with the bat in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. His performance with the bat sums up their campaign as West Indies are on the verge of going out of the tournament. The veteran batsman who reversed his retirement decision has revealed the name of one batsman who can carry his legacy forward.
Gayle reveals who can carry his legacy
Gayle had earlier said that he will retire from international cricket after the end of the World Cup. However, Chris Gayle has shown interest to play the series against India just the marquee event before bidding farewell to cricket. The 39-year-old Jamaica-born cricketer has represented West Indies in 103 Tests, 295 ODIs, and 58 T20Is over a span of 20 years.
As he approaches the end of his career, a journalist asked Gayle who he thinks can carry his legacy forward among the current generation batters. Chris Gayle, without a hesitant, revealed that his countrymen Nicholas Pooran can become the mini Universe Boss. Pooran who made his ODI debut earlier this year has looked fluent, and a clean hitter of the cricket ball and can certainly fill in the big shoes of the devastating batter.
“Mini-universe boss, that’s a serious name. Nicholas Pooran is going to be a savage youngster, trust me on that one. I must commend Pooran’s work ethic. It’s fantastic for a youngster to actually just come into the team. And he’s going to be a world record beater,” Gayle said on the eve of the game against India.
Meanwhile, so far Nicholas Pooran had a mild World Cup and needs to combine well with Chris Gayle to turnaround West Indies’ fate in this tournament. They play India next on June 27 (Thursday) in a must-win game at the Old Trafford in Manchester to keep their hopes alive of making it to the top-four.