One of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket Chris Gayle is on the verge of joining a select group of players and bag an unwanted record as he gets ready to take part in his 5th World Cup for West Indies. He will be hanging take retirement after the World Cup and will look to finish his illustrious career on a high.
While Gayle looks set to make his last World Cup appearance count for his national team, Gayle might end up bagging an embarrassing record if West Indies fails to clinch the title. He will join the likes of Mahela Jayawardene, Shahid Afridi and Jacques Kallis in becoming the ninth player to have never won a World Cup despite making 5 appearances. The legendary Sachin Tendulkar also failed to win the World Cup in five appearances before finally laying his hands on the trophy in 2011 in what was his sixth and final appearance at the World Cup.
Gayle, who made his international debut in 1999, has already confirmed he will quit international cricket after the 2019 World Cup. He will be one of the most experienced players heading into the showpiece event which gets underway on May 30 in England and Wales. He has been a key member of the West Indies squad for nearly two decades now The left-hander has previously been part of the Windies World Cup squads on four occasions in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.