Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international (ODI) cricket after this year's World Cup in England and Wales, Windies Cricket announced on Sunday.
The 39-year-old cricketer has so far scored 9,727 in 284 ODIs at an average of 36.98, which comprises of 23 centuries and 49 half-centuries. Beside this, he has also picked 165 wickets with his off-spin bowling.
Gayle made his international debut in 1999 in a One-day International (ODI) against India at Toronto CSCC on September 11, 1999.
Gayle, who is the first cricketer to score a century in all three formats of the game will be looking to make his presence felt for the Windies after being recalled for the opening two ODIs of the upcoming five-match series against England.
The southpaw who is the second most capped player for the Windies in the format, last featured in an ODI for the side during the home series against Bangladesh last year in July.