[caption id="attachment_879190" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-879190" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Chris-Gayle_AFP-India-vs-West-Indies-2019.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="414" /> Chris Gayle went past Brian Lara to become leading ODI run-getter for West Indies. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/news/">West Indies</a> skipper and one of the finest batsmen to have ever graced the game, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brian-lara/news/">Brian Lara</a>, congratulated <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/news/">Chris Gayle</a>, who became the highest run-getter for West Indies in ODIs and the first West Indian cricketer to play 300 ODIs. <p></p> <p></p>The 39-year-old, who needed 7 runs to go past Lara, surpassed the West Indies great with a single down to third man during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/live-cricket-score-india-vs-west-indies-2nd-odi-ind-vs-wi-live-score-ball-by-ball-commentary-trinidad-unchanged-india-opt-to-bat-west-indies-bring-in-thomas-for-unfit-allen-878348">second one-day international</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a> at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad on Sunday. Gayle eventually was out for 11, out LBW to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and took his tally to has 10353 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Gayle also went past Lara to become the highest run-getter in ODIs for West Indies. The left-handed batsman had missed out on an opportunity to go past Lara in the washed-out first ODI against India in Guyana on Thursday, managing just four runs off 31 deliveries before being cleaned up by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kuldeep-yadav/news/">Kuldeep Yadav</a>. While he fell for 11 in the second ODI, he managed to go past Lara. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-west-indies-2019-chris-gayle-breaks-brian-laras-record-to-become-highest-run-scorer-for-west-indies-in-odis-878694">Chris Gayle breaks Brian Lara s record to become highest run-scorer for West Indies in ODIs</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Congratulations @henrygayle most runs by a West Indian in ODI cricket ?#muchdeserved #cricketforlife #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame," Lara tweeted. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/henrygayle?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@henrygayle</a> most runs by a West Indian in ODI cricket ?<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/muchdeserved?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#muchdeserved</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cricketforlife?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cricketforlife</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MenInMaroon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MenInMaroon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsOurGame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ItsOurGame</a> <a href="https://t.co/sgqmFSVRYi">https://t.co/sgqmFSVRYi</a></p> <p></p> Brian Lara (@BrianLara) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianLara/status/1160871517120598021?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 12, 2019</a></blockquote> <p></p>Gayle said he was thankful that he was playing his 300th ODI while speaking with Darren Ganga ahead of the second ODI against the Virat Kohli-led India. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-west-indies-i-am-very-thankful-that-i-am-playing-this-300th-match-chris-gayle-878654">I am very thankful that I am playing this 300th match: Gayle</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> 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. I have made the quick adjustment from T20s to ODI. Both teams are even-steve, hopefully, we can get a win, said Gayle. .