Chris Gayle overtakes Lara, becoming the first Caribbean to play 300 ODIs

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Chris Gayle overtakes Lara
(Left) Chris Gayle and (Right) Brian Lara

Chris Gayle became the first West Indies player to play 300 ODIs against India in the second ODI. Gayle, who started his ODI career in Toronto in September 1999 against India.

He broke the record of legendary Brian Lara, who played 299 ODIs between 1990 and 2007. This is a great achievement,” Chris Gayle said.

I didn’t think I would ever be able to reach this point. I pay the beginning of the year that I am playing my 300th match. Of course, I am enjoying playing in this format.

West Indies captain Jason Holder described it as a remarkable achievement. 300 matches are quite high matches, he said.

Some of the players in our dressing room can’t even imagine it. Chris Gayle has become the 21st batsman in the world to complete a triple century in ODIs. India’s Sachin Tendulkar is at the top with 463.

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