The 39-year-old became the only player from West Indies to have played 300 ODIs.
Mumbai: On Sunday, West Indies legend Chris Gayle shattered two massive records to register his name in the history books. Earlier, during the first ODI against India, Chris Gayle, who played a woeful knock of four runs from 31 balls, was 11 runs away from surpassing another West Indies legendary batsman Brian Lara’s tally of 10,348 ODI runs.
However, in the second ODI he scripted history by becoming the all time highest run-scorer in the ODIs by adding seven runs to take his tally to 10,353 ODI runs. Prior to the first ODI, the West Indies opener required 11 runs to register this record.
With 10,353 runs, the ‘Universe Boss’ has now become the all-time highest run-scorer in the ODI format for West Indies. The West Indies batsman achieved this feat in the 9th over.
Top 10 Most caps for West Indies in ODIs! 🌴🏏 pic.twitter.com/UkO1vcIsIN— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 11, 2019
Interestingly, apart from being the highest run-getter in the ODIs, the 39-year-old also became the only player from West Indies to have played 300 ODIs.
The Universe Boss @henrygayle had this to say ahead of his 300th ODI match for the West Indies!🌴🏏🔽#MenInMaroon #ChrisGayle pic.twitter.com/nxKNgpBO0r— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 11, 2019
Speaking on Gayle’s 300 ODI caps, West Indies skipper Jason Holder said, “300 games is a lot of games. Some of us in the dressing room can’t even imagine that. We just hope he can get us off to a really good start tomorrow.”