Watch: Chris Gayle hugs Mitchell Marsh after taking the Aussie’s wicket in his final T20I


Gayle's gesture after his dismissal for 15 against Australia on November 6, 2021, indicated he had played his final international match for West Indies. Gayle hoisted his bat to the audience, signalling that the West Indies match against Australia may be the final time he would wear the Maroon shirt for the team.

We're not done with Gayle yet, however. Gayle embraced Mitchell Marsh after dismissing the Australian batter in the first over he bowled. Gayle and Marsh were both beaming from ear to ear.

It was Gayle's last dismissal for West Indies, and he celebrated with a celebratory dance. Watch the video here:

Chris Gayle is West Indies' leading run-scorer in both one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals. Gayle played 298 one-day internationals for the West Indies, scoring 10425 runs at an average of 38.04 and a slugging percentage of 87.16. The left-handed batsman also scored 25 centuries and 53 fifties in one-day internationals.

At an average of 27.92, Gayle has amassed 1899 runs in 79 T20I appearances, with a remarkable strike rate of over 140. Two hundred and 14 half-centuries in T20I cricket were achieved by the 42-year-old.

Australia defeated the West Indies in their last Super 12 encounter of the T20 World Cup in 2021. Kieron Pollard's 44 from 31 balls helped West Indies to a total of 157/7 in their first innings. In response, the Australians cruised over the goal with eight wickets in hand, with David Warner's 89* at the top of the order the driving force.

As a member of the West Indies team that won the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups, Chris Gayle was also instrumental in their success.