Consistency is most important part of any game. Cricket is no different. A batsman is mostly judged by the runs they make or the centuries they have to their name. The greatness of any batsmen for sure is defined by the number of centuries he has scored or the match-winning innings he has played. Here are players with the most number of international tons to their name.
If you want to know how to live life to the fullest, ask Chris Gayle. The Universal Boss never ceases to amuse and entertain his fans by hitting boundaries, his unique fashion experiments and full of life attitude. This West Indies player, who will be playing for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2018, recently posted a picture in Arabian get-up, giving out a message of love and harmony. He captioned the image, “#BlessedLove”. Let's check out Gayle's different avatars.
On this day, back in 2004, after only 6 months, Brian Lara reclaimed the record for highest individual score in Tests by scoring 400 not out against England at St. John's, Antigua in the 4th Test of the series. Six months back, Matthew Hayden had broken Lara's then record of 375 by scoring 380 against Zimbabwe at Perth but the Caribbean captain took only half-year time to get the record back to his name. He is till date the only player to touch the quadruple score-mark in Tests. However, Lara's gigantic score did help West Indies post a huge total of 751-5 but could not convert that into a win as England scored 285 and 422-5 to draw the contest and won the series by 3-0. Moreover, Lara also got a guard of honour from his team after scoring 400 and he is probably the only cricketer to receive such honour before retirement.
On this day, back in 2008, Shivnarine Chanderpaul pulled off a brilliant chase against Sri Lanka at Port of Spain. Chasing 236, Chanderpaul played a major role in West Indies' victory by scoring unbeaten 62 off 63, including 5 fours and a six. The foundation of the chase was laid by captain Chris Gayle, who scored an, unlike Gayle knock by scoring 52 off 81. However, Chanderpaul, who held the nerve till the end and a poor delivery from Chaminda Vaas — low full toss, which made the stylish left-handed batsman win the match for West Indies by hitting the six.