2019 World Cup: it will be a sad day for cricket when Chris Gayle retires, says Shai Hope

LEEDS: batter of the West Indies Hope shai he believes it will be a sad day for the cricket game when the hitter hitter Chris Gayle Draws curtains in his illustrious career.

On Thursday, Gayle played his last game of the World Cup in which he saw his team finish its campaign in the 2019 edition of the most important event by defeating Afghanistan in Headingley.


Probably everyone will miss him (Gayle) when he leaves. It's going to be a sad day for cricket, Hope said as she spoke at the post-match press conference.

Asked what he would miss most about teammate Chris Gayle, who played his final World Cup match on Thursday, Hope smiled and replied: Probably, there are too many things you can pick from Chris.

Gayle has announced that the series of home against India, which begins on August 3, will be the last on the international stage.

While Gayle has said she definitely wanted to be part of the ODI series, she could also play a test match in the two-test series that sees the start of the India and West Indies campaign in the ICC Testing Championship.

Against Afghanistan, Hope was named the Player of the Match for a maximum score of 77 in his team's 23-race victory in his last match of the tournament. He said the team must learn from their experience in this World Cup after winning only two games.

It was definitely a learning experience, something I will never forget. When playing each game in this format, obviously you must be the best team of the day to advance in the tournament, said Hope.

Regardless of what happens on any team, we have to go out and play cricket, he added.

After an emphatic seven-window victory over Pakistan in its first game, the West Indies disappeared.

They failed to capitalize on the promising positions against Australia, first on the field and then when they hit, and also lost to New Zealand with only five runs when Carlos Braithwaite could not clear the ropes for a six that would have given them the game.

We need to improve from this experience, I'm sure we're going to use this as a platform for the next four years so we can have something stronger and generate more momentum, Hope said.

In a tournament like this, you have to play your best game in each game. If you're wrong, you're basically out of the tournament.

I think we lost some of those games in some crucial situations. Basically we allow (Australia) to obtain that total. I still think we had a decent hitting platform to pursue the races and we did not play the situation as well as we could. to have.

New Zealand? If the same. We also had them at a point of discomfort. You really have to grind them and they got away, he added.