India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Chris Gayle plays his 300th ODI; says it is a great honour

Chris Gayle is likely to play his last game for the Windies next week, as West Indies will meet India in the third ODI.
India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Chris Gayle plays his 300th ODI; says it is a great honourIndia vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Chris Gayle plays his 300th ODI; says it is a great honour
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West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the only player from his country to play 300 ODIs when his team took the field against India in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series at Trinidad on Sunday. 

Gayle broke Brian Lara's record of featuring in 299 ODIs as he took the field on Sunday. 

"It is a great achievement to play 300th ODI. When I look back, I say, could I make 300th ODI and I am very thankful that I am playing this 300th match. I enjoy playing this format without a doubt, I enjoyed batting with you (Darren Ganga) too," Gayle said in a pre-match interview.

"We are trying to build more unity in our team. The guys like Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran those guys will carry West Indies forward. When John Campbell gets his chance, he will have something to showcase. I am there to guide them as much as possible and try to help West Indies cricket as much as possible."

The left-hander is also chasing another record in this game, and needs another 9 runs to become the highest run-scorer in ODIs from West Indies. Lara, once again, will be the player who will be surpassed if Gayle breaks the record. The former has 10,405 runs in ODIs. 

The Universal Boss had earlier stated that he would retire from the game after the World Cup 2019, but later had changed his mind and will now retire from the format after the third ODI against India. He had wanted to play the Test series as well, but the selectors resisted an emotional selection and did not pick Gayle in the Test squad for India. 

Gayle had a poor World Cup where he scored only 242 runs at an average of less than 30. He struggled in the abandoned first ODI against India as well, scoring four in 31 balls. 

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