WIPA congratulates Gayle on ODI record
The West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) yesterday congratulated opening batsman Chris Gayle on becoming the West Indian batsman with the most One-Day International (ODI) centuries.
Gayle's knock of 125 in the second One-Day-International against New Zealand took his him past Brian Lara on the list of West Indian batsmen with the most centuries in the 50-over format. Gayle now leads that list with 20, surpassing West Indian legend Lara, who retired from international cricket in 2007, ending his career with 19 centuries.
In a media release yesterday, WIPA said it, "joins with all lovers of West Indies cricket in congratulating Chris on this milestone achievement.
WIPA CEO, Michael Hall said: "It is a testament to his dedication to his craft as well as to the cause of West Indies cricket, which has brought him this record."
Gayle has been in sensational form in the ODI series against New Zealand, amassing 188 runs from two matches thus far at an average of 188. The opening batsman was also named the 'Player-of-the-Series' for the Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.