HEADLINE: ‘Gayle as great as Lara’

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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8/13/19, 3:47:36 PM 

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) CEO Courtney Francis hailed firebrand Windies batsman Chris Gayle as a legendary figure in international cricket, likening his status to that of Trinidad and Tobago’s record-setting, Hall of Fame batting great Brian Lara.

Gayle, who came into the second one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series against India at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on 10,396 runs – nine off Lara’s total, surpassed the Trinidadian’s tally of 10,405 after he posted 11 runs from 24 balls to lift his overall tally to 10,408.

The Jamaican, in the process, became the West Indian with the most runs in one-day internationals.

Read more at the Gleaner 


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link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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8/13/19, 3:56:59 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Oh, no. That's like comparing apples to oranges!

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 7, 2008
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8/13/19, 4:25:22 PM 
In reply to Drapsey

lol lol lol

That person who said that is on some sauce.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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8/13/19, 4:29:53 PM 
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well look nah big grin

link Barry Joined: Jun 20, 2019
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8/13/19, 4:32:27 PM 
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

link Barry Joined: Jun 20, 2019
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8/13/19, 4:33:01 PM 
As I said, there is a purpose to this madness as is the case for Trump
razz

link Barry Joined: Jun 20, 2019
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8/13/19, 4:34:24 PM 
Everyone wants to be great- Trinidadians, Jamaicans, Guyanese, OECS . . . greatness for sale ... forget the team
cool

link Storeboy Joined: Oct 17, 2010
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8/13/19, 4:52:54 PM 
Gayle deserves credit as a great West Indies player, as does Chanderpaul, Sobers, Kallicharan, Richards, and a few others. But suggesting equality with Lara is a bit much. The two who stand head and shoulders above all others are Lara and Richards.

link NineMiles Joined: Apr 22, 2007
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8/13/19, 4:59:46 PM 
What a joke!

link Trinidave Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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8/13/19, 5:04:08 PM 
If TriniDave were JamaicaDave, den JamaicaDave would have probably said dat too, and JamaicaDave's nose would be as long as de gulf in class between de two batsmen.

big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

But all jokes aside, Gayle is ah different kind of great.

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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8/13/19, 5:13:52 PM 
In reply to Trinidave

But all jokes aside, Gayle is ah different kind of great.

I think the writer just wanted to stick it to those who maintain(ed) that Gayle is not a great. Devin comes to mind.

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 17, 2002
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8/13/19, 5:25:45 PM 
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I guess in order to be a president of one of these associations one must be adept at spouting garbage.

First the president of the BCA now the JCA president.

Oh well....

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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8/13/19, 5:34:34 PM 
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Not the President - that said Gayle is a very good ODI player. He is no Lara.

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 17, 2002
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8/13/19, 5:41:24 PM 
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I stand corrected re the president but the utterance was still nonsense.

Apart from the fact that they both played for the West Indies and batted left handed, there is no comparison between Gayle and Lara.

Gayle is indeed a very good player in all formats of the game.

link problemjay Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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8/13/19, 5:51:39 PM 
Truth be told most people, most West Indians including Trinis like myself enjoy watching Gayle play when he is in form and will admit he deserves all the recognition and allocades but most won't compare him to Lara.

Fifty years from now people will still be talking about several of Lara's classic innings. His 277 in Sydney, his match winning 153 in Barbados, both his world records 375 and 401 in Antigua and just his style of batting that brought an excitement to the game. This is not a knock on Gayle's greatness, it's just a different level of greatness. Its like comparing Michael Johnson to Usain Bolt both are great but one's greatness goes beyond statistics.

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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8/13/19, 6:14:43 PM 
who lit the fire!
lol

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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8/13/19, 6:41:11 PM 
In reply to Storeboy

The two who stand head and shoulders above all others are Lara and Richards.


and the one above those 2 is Sobers! cool

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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8/13/19, 6:42:24 PM 
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Gayle had a fantastic inning in Aus , I think 160+ not out to save a game over 8 hours at bat, one of my best Lara inning was against Jamaica where he and that spinner took TT home against Walsh and company.

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8/13/19, 11:03:25 PM 
In reply to googley

lol

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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8/14/19, 6:23:30 AM 
In reply to Storeboy

Correction: Sobers, Richards and Lara

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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8/14/19, 6:32:42 AM 
In reply to problemjay

To an extent. Media houses from the big countries force the narratives about their players and thus make them memorable. Bradman avg 99.sumthing but only played in 3 countries and quite frankly was as ugly to watch as steven smith. But yet Aussie media has an almost cult like view of him which happily force down everyone elses throat

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 9, 2013
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8/14/19, 6:33:14 AM 
Lara looking pretty ordinary all of a sudden.

link Seechy Joined: Jan 29, 2009
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8/14/19, 6:55:15 AM 
In reply to Jumpstart

Correction: Sobers, Richards and Lara


Correction: Lara, Chanderpaul, Richards, and Sobers

link B16JP587S Joined: Jul 9, 2019
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8/14/19, 7:56:48 AM 
Let's ask an independent observer-->

"I'm definitely up there. I'm definitely up there with the greats without a doubt," said Gayle


There you have it! The Boss is indeed equal to Lara and the greats.Without a doubt. smile

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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8/14/19, 8:06:53 AM 
Allyuh missing the whole story.

The "unretirement" after the WC2019 was to get the runs required by Christopher Henry Gayle to be on the same level with Brian Charles Lara.

If only Shiv Chanderpaul was that media savvy.

lol lol lol

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