Chris Gayle

Christopher Gayle has many records he has recorded, touching on all of the three formats of the cricket game. Gayle is the most valuable player the West Indies has ever signed. He has a record of being the only player in his team ever to score a triple century. He also made a triple hundred in the Test series, double hundreds in ODI, and a hundred in T20Is. In the history of cricket, Chris is the first player ever to hit 1000 sixes. He also has a record with the most runs; that is, he recorded above 10,000 runs.

Basic Information About the Player

Full Name: Christopher Henry Gayle
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Age: 41 years old
Height: 6ft 2 in
Nationality: Jamaica
Batting Style: heft hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break
Role: Allrounder
Teams: Punjab Kings, Balkh Legends, Jozi Stars, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Chattogram Challengers, Dhaka Gladiators, West Indies, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandy Tuskers, Hooper XI, Jacobs XI, Jamaica, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lions, Matabeleland Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, Stanford Superstars, Jacques Kallis Invitational Xi, Kings XI Punjab, Vancouver Knights, Western Australia, Worcestershire, West Indies Under-19, Sydney Thunder, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Taiwan’s Xi, Rangpur Riders, Melbourne Renegades

Career Build-up

Chris Gayle has managed to build a name for himself by becoming the best batsman in the history of T20Is. He has perfect eye-hand coordination, which has always given him the best hit. He is poor on other parts like footwork and technique, but he has always compensated for them with other skills that he is great in. He first showed his amazing batting skill during the T20I World Cup in 2007.

In just two seasons, 2011 and 2012, of playing the Indian Premier League, he became the most respected and feared batsman. During the league, he managed to get hundreds and sixes more than any batsman has ever gotten. In 2013, he beat Pune Warriors with a record of 175 and managed to record the highest individual score, most sixes, and the fastest centuries. In the history of the T20Is, no batter has ever had as much authority as he did.

Achievements

In the 1015 ODI World Cup against Zimbabwe, Chris broke the record by becoming the first batsman to hit a first ball of the Test series for a six. He, later on, became the fastest double centurion in the ODI matches, where he got 215 off 147. Gayle had an enormous appetite for the T20Is which conflicted with the West Indies Cricket Board each time due to his poor fitness. His appearance has traveled far beyond, and he has developed a passion for T20Is freelancing.

The Last Match Played

Among the last matches that he has played include the West Indies vs. India, which took place at Port of Spain on 14th August 2019. India won the match by six wickets. Another match is West Indies vs. Bangladesh, played at Kingstown from 5th to 9th September 2014. West Indies won the game by ten wickets. Another the last match played was New Zealand vs. West Indies at Auckland on 16th February 2006. The match came out as a tie.

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