Chris Gayle says he has the right to be considered close by the greats of West Indies cricket yet is declining to set a clear date for his retirement. The swashbuckling opener is as yet trusting the West Indies can sneak into the World Cup semi-finals, with India next in line at Old Trafford on Thursday, yet the chances are stacked intensely against them. 

Jason Holder's group started the competition with an exhaustive seven-wicket win against Pakistan however before long lost energy and that remaining parts their solitary triumph in six matches. 

So called "Universe Boss" Gayle, who hit 87 in his group's appalling five-run misfortune to New Zealand on Saturday, said he would dependably treasure his two decades playing for the West Indies. 

"I'm certainly up there with the greats, point of fact. Like I state, I appreciate every single minute playing for West Indies," Gayle said on Wednesday. 

"It's still not the end. Despite everything I have a couple of recreations to go. Perhaps another arrangement to go. Who knows? We'll see what occurs." 

"I began my profession with any semblance of Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose," he included. "You watch them on TV and you understand they're in the changing area, it's only a lot of folks." 

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The 39-year-old had recently indicated he could resign from one-day universal cricket after the World Cup however then evaded the truth following a run-filled arrangement against England. 

West Indies have India for two Tests, three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals in August and September and Gayle accepts that may be an ideal opportunity to bow out. 

"Perhaps a Test coordinate against India and unquestionably play the ODIs against India. I won't play the T20s. That is my arrangement after the World Cup," said a grinning Gayle, who last played Test cricket in 2014. 

Gayle, who has amassed in excess of 10,000 keeps running in ODIs, conceded winning the World Cup would have been the perfect end to his profession. 

Excepting an oddity set of results, the double cross bosses, who have three amusements left, will head home before the semi-finals. 

"What I truly needed was really to be in that play-off," said Gayle. "What I truly needed was to be in that last four and afterward to have the option to get my hands on the World Cup. We'll see what occurs." 

Holder said Gayle had been a positive effect on the more youthful players. 

"I believe he's completed one serious employment, all the more so off the field and furthermore on the field. What's more, he's been clearly one who holds a nearness in the changing area," said the captain. 

"What's more, the folks truly admire him and they shared a great deal of learning over the recent weeks. He's been firm when he must be firm and he's been straightforward."

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