West Indies’ opening batsman Chris Gayle added another milestone to his name by completing 10,000 runs in limited-overs cricket. He became the second batsman from West Indies to achieve the landmark. Brian Lara was the first West Indies batsman to complete 10,000 runs in limited-overs cricket.
Gayle achieved the milestone during fourth game of one-day series against England played in Grenada. The left-hander smashed a blistering 162 runs off just 97 balls to complete the milestone. The 39-year old smashed his 25th ton in limited-overs cricket for West Indies.
Chris Gayle has not been a regular member of West Indies in limited-overs cricket. Since 2015 Cricket World Cup, Gayle has played 30 matches and scored 1264 at an average of 43.58 with four centuries to his name. He was certainly surprise selection for the home series against England.
Gayle completed the milestone during the fourth game of the one-day series played against England in Grenada
Earlier, Gayle had expressed his desire to play for West Indies in 2019 Cricket World Cup. It is certainly a big positive for West Indies ahead of the mega event as they seriously experienced player like Chris Gayle.
Chris Gayle currently has scored 10,019 at an average of 38.24 with 25 centuries to his name. Left-hander will be looking to do well for the side in the upcoming Cricket World Cup that will be played in England from 30th May.
Brian Lara is still the leading run-scorer for West Indies in limited-overs cricket. Left-handed retired from one-day cricket after 2007 Cricket World Cup played in the Caribbean. Lara has scored 10.348 runs in 285 one-day matches at an average of 40.90. He has scored 19 centuries and 64 half-centuries in one-day cricket.
Gayle certainly has topped the list for most centuries scored by West Indies batsman in limited-overs cricket. Left-hander has announced that he will retire from one-day cricket after 2019 Cricket World Cup.