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Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after 2019 Cricket World Cup

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 00:18 IST Chris Gayle will retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup (@cricketworldcup Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle will make a return against England in the 1st two ODIsGayle before this, last played an ODI for the West Indies in July 2018Gayle is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matchesThe West Indies cricket board has announced that Chris Gayle will retire from One-day Internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales.Gayle, now 39-year-old, is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matches and is also the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs, behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara – who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.Gayle has the most centuries by a West Indian in ODI, with 23, as well as the highest score of 215 ( which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.BREAKING NEWS – WINDIES batsman Chris Gayle has announced he will retire from One-day Internationals following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales. (More to come) #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/AXnS4umHw2Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 17, 2019As a matter of fact, Gayle needs just 677 more runs to surpass the Brian Lara as the West Indies’ all-time record ODI runscorer, a feat he will be hoping to achieve at his fifth World Cup, which starts on May 30.Gayle is making a return to international cricket after the ‘Universe Boss’ was named in the West Indies one day international squad for the first two matches against England, earlier this month.Gayle last played an ODI for the West Indies in July 2018 – in a home series against Bangladesh. Gayle had since made himslef unavailable for selection and missed the India and Bangladesh series. Gayle did so as he wanted to play in the Afghanistan Premier League and the T10 League.advertisementThe first of the three-ODI series will be played at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, February 20, with the second being on Friday, February 22.Also Read | Chris Gayle back in ODI squad as West Indies gear up for World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow Gayle retirementFollow west indiesFollow Gayle ODIsFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow 2019 World Cup Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after 2019 Cricket World CupChris Gayle will retire from one day internationals after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Walesadvertisementlast_img read more

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Ranveer Singh turns Kapil Dev for 83. Seen his first look from Kabir Khan film yet?

first_imgRanveer Singh turns Kapil Dev for 83. Seen his first look from Kabir Khan film yet?Ranveer Singh took to Instagram to share a black and white picture of himself. The actor has grown his moustache and hair to look like Kapil Dev for his next film 83.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 30, 2019UPDATED: April 30, 2019 18:50 IST Ranveer Singh.Ranveer Singh recently took to Instagram to share a black and white picture of himself. The actor is gearing up to play the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in his upcoming film 83. The film will recreate India’s first Cricket World Cup win in the year 1983. The Indian Cricket Team was then headed by captain Kapil Dev.In the picture that Ranveer shared, it is seen that the actor has grown his moustache and hair to look like Kapil Dev.He captioned the picture, “Retro.”Ranveer went to Dharamshala with the entire cast of 83 to train and learn different aspects of the sport. The actor and his team were visited by many star cricketers during their stay in Dharamshala. Ranveer even got to train under Kapil Dev.The actor took to Instagram to share pictures with the legendary cricketer himself.His picture with Kapil Dev was captioned, “LEGEND! #KapilDev @83thefilm #blessed #journeybegins @kabirkhankk.”In an earlier interview, when Ranveer was asked about his reaction on being offered the role of Kapil Dev, he said, “I was born at the time when cricket was big time. When Kabir Sahab (director Kabir Khan) had come to me and said that there will be a film on 83, I was like finally. And when he was narrating it to me, I was like woooh. It is not a story just about cricket but a human story.”advertisement83 will hit the screens on April 10, 2020.Also See | Ranveer Singh on training with Kapil Dev for 83: I will follow him wherever he goesALSO SEE | Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have eyes for only each other at Mumbai receptionALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in ItalyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Ranveer Singhlast_img read more

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