Gifted West Indian cricket player, currently holder of the two most prestigious batting records in cricket - 375 in Test cricket and 501 (not out) in first class cricket. Arguably the most gifted of contemporary cricketers, his career has been marked by spans of extreme brilliance interspersed with periods of personal turmoil and antagonism towards team managers and coaches.

His peers in talent and accomplishments can be named as Steve Waugh (of Australia) and Sachin Tendulkar (of India).