Christopher Henry Gayle was born on 21 September 1979. he is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies.
Career- Gayle captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010, as one of the best batsmen of all time. He is the second West Indian to score more than Ten Thousand runs after Brain Lara. Gayle is one of the best players of T20 cricket. T20 cricket has given him huge success. Gayle has played in almost all prestigious T20 cricket match leagues around the world such as IPL, Big Bash, BPL, PSL, etc. He is also a good bowler, he has taken more than 160 wickets in the ODI match.
The first player hit a double century in ICC Cricket World Cup.
Most sixes in international cricket, more than 500.
Gayle announced that he would retire from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup, In February 2019. However, during the Cricket World cup (in June 2019), Gayle expressed his desire to play in the ODI matches against India in August.
Family – His father ( Dudley Gayle) was a policeman and his mother (Hazel Gayle) was selling peanuts and snacks on the street. He has 5 siblings. Chris Gayle has been in a relationship for a long time with his partner Natasha Berridge. The couple has a daughter named Blush.
He received his schooling from Excelsior High School, Jamaica. he did not attend college but joined Lucas Cricket academy in Kingston.
”If it was not for Lucas I don’t know where I would be today Maybe on the streets” Chris Gayle.
11 Interesting things to know about Chris Gayle –
Modest Beginnings – His lifestyle has immensely lavish. Cricket was a Gayle’s blood his grandfather had played club cricket.
Crampy – Gayle had always been rather lethargic. so much so that as a teenager he was called crampy (incredibly lazy).
God Of T20 – Gayle is the greatest ever T20 batsman by a huge margin. He became the first man to score over 8,000 runs, over 10 tons, and over 50 half-centuries and the first man to hit over 500 sixes in T20s. He has played T20 cricket for Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata knight riders, Royal Challengers Banglore, Western Australia, Sydney Thunder, Matabeleland Tuskers, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Highveld Lions, and Somerset.
100 – Test Veteran – His phenomenal record in T20s sometime makes the eighth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket for the West Indies, and is one of only nine West Indians to have played over 100 Tests.
Triple Century Men
World Cup Record – He became the first man in history to score a double century in a World Cup match when he hammered 215 against Zimbabwe.
The Holy Trinity – Gayle became the only cricketer in the world to have scored a T20I century, an ODI double ton, and a Test triple hundred (two, actually), When he scored the 215 against Zimbabwe.
Under Rated All Rounder
Run in within the Government – I m just asking for a little decency and a little acknowledgment. I’ve scored two triple centuries and I never even saw a camera at the airport. That hurt. I have done so much for hospitals and schools, as a sporting ambassador, and all I do is ask my country twice for a small favor, and neither time did they say yes I have seen other people, who have not done anything at all for Jamaica, receiving lots of privilege. I have paid my taxes, millions to be exact, and I will never ask this government for anything again.
Charity – He started The Chris Gayle Academies in Jamaica and London with an aim to improve access to good quality education, training, and employment for at-risk young people in Jamaica and the UK.
Universe Bose – Gayle christened himself Universe Boss, and it is a suitable moniker for a man who lives a most bohemian life. Gayle has his own bar in Jamaica called Triple Century Sports Bar which he frequents regularly. He lives an extravagant lifestyle; his average day comprises of Shower, dinner, rum, party, drunk, sleep.