New Delhi: Brian Lara looked worried and was on and on checking the scoreboard to see whether Chris Gayle during his innings of 317 against South Africa in 2005 was getting closer to his record (400 not out), the latter claims in his autobiography Six Machine: I Don't Like Cricket... I Love It.
Brian Lara and Chris Gayle
"Some players do care about records. When Brian Lara was out for four in that match, he sat in the dressing room and read a book. Occasionally he would go out onto the balcony and check the scoreboard, then go back inside. Every time Brian came out to see my score getting closer to his record, he looked more more worried." Gayle writes.
"When I came in for lunch and tea he didn't say anything to me. No advice, no 'Keep it going,' no 'Do it for the team.' When I went back out he would go back to that slow shuttle: read inside on his own for a bit, come out to check my score, look worried."