Gayle on Sunday managed to score just 11 runs but that was enough for him to go past Lara’s tally of 10,348 runs. Gayle now has 10,353 runs to his name in 300 ODIs.
“Congratulations @henrygayle most runs by a West Indian in ODI cricket,” Lara tweeted.
Congratulations @henrygayle most runs by a West Indian in ODI cricket 🏏 #muchdeserved #cricketforlife #MenInMaroon… https://t.co/5mDvvJtviR
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) 1565608312000
Gayle had said earlier in the year that would end his international career after the 2019 World Cup. He scored 249 runs in the tournament and decided otherwise. He said that would be “definitely be playing the ODIs against India” and even said he might consider playing one of the two Test matches after the ODI series.
While he is playing the ODI series, West Indies decided not to call up Gayle for the Test series. Gayle has last played Test for Windies in September 2014.