IPL 2020: Universe Boss Chris Gayle declares, ‘I am not retiring anytime soon’

Chris Gayle said his retirement is not coming anytime soon after teammate Mandeep Singh told him to not retire during a light-hearted chat.
KXIP defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Monday, with both Gayle and Mandeep playing match-winning knocks. After the match, iplt20.com posted a video of Gayle interviewing Mandeep. During the conversation, Mandeep told Gayle that he should never retire. In reply, the 41-year-old said, “Cancel retirement” and added “no retirement coming anytime soon”.

This was KXIP’s fifth straight win in the tournament and the team has now claimed the fourth spot on the points table. Mandeep and Gayle scored 66* and 51 runs respectively to help KXIP chase down the target of 150 runs easily.

Mandeep’s father had passed away on Friday, and he recalled that his father used to tell him that he should remain not out in every game.

“My father always used to tell me that you should remain not out in every game and that is what I wanted to do today. Before the game, I spoke to Rahul, telling him that let me play my game and even if I take a few balls initially, I can win games for the team. I think my father would be really happy today that I finished the game and remained not out,” Mandeep said.

During the post-match press conference, Mandeep had said that Gayle is “probably the greatest T20 player ever”.