82 Facts About Chris Gayle

1. On 25 June 2012, Chris Gayle was chosen to be a part of the 2 T20 and five—match one-day squad series starting on 30 June 2012, in the West Indies and Florida.

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2. On 9 September 2016, Chris Gayle launched his autobiography 'Six Machine—I don't like cricket, I love it'.

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3. Chris Gayle is famous for playing Twenty 20 cricket all over the world.

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4. Chris Gayle set himself and set numerous records in his name.

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5. Chris Gayle is identified to the cricketing world as the roaring hitter of all time.

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6. Chris Gayle hit a record 215 there in the West Indies' 73-run win over Zimbabwe at the 2015 World Cup.

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7. Chris Gayle is the first cricketer to score centuries in all formats of the game.

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8. On 25 June 2012, Chris Gayle was chosen to be a part of the 2 T20 and five—match one-day squad series starting on 30 June 2012, in the West Indies and Florida.

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9. Chris Gayle publicly criticised the West Indies Cricket Board during the 2007 tour of England, which led to an official reprimand and warning.

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10. Chris Gayle was charged with conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket during a Test against New Zealand in March 2006, but was found not guilty.

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11. On 9 September 2016, Chris Gayle launched his autobiography 'Six Machine—I don't like cricket, I love it'.

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12. Chris Gayle holds numerous records that reflect his batting style, including record Twenty20 strike-rates and high scores.

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13. Chris Gayle is known for appearing very calm as the bowler approaches.

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14. Chris Gayle ended his List-A career for Jamaica with a match-winning century against Barbados in a Super50 Cup 2018.

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15. Chris Gayle was awarded the man of the match which was his first in IPL 2017.

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16. Chris Gayle reached 51 in just 12 deliveries which included seven sixes and smashed the previous record of 18 deliveries set by Strikers batsman Tim Ludeman.

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17. Chris Gayle was selected for team Uva Next for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012, but did not play for the team due to injury.

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18. Chris Gayle was instrumental in many victories for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and received five Man of the Match awards and the Player of the Tournament award for his performances.

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19. Chris Gayle played in the second IPL competition in early 2009, arriving for an away Test series against England very late, earning criticism about his commitment.

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20. Chris Gayle recorded a series of low scores; the one exception being a blistering 79 off 58 balls against England in the West Indies' final match.

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21. Chris Gayle made two half-centuries in three first-class matches and two half-centuries in five one-day matches, and won one Man of the Match award in the one-day National League.

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22. Chris Gayle returned for the second Test but had a poor series until the fourth Test, where he made a match-saving 317.

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23. Chris Gayle is one of only six players in One Day International history to have three or more scores of 150.

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24. Chris Gayle is one of the six players to score a double century in ODIs.

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25. Chris Gayle finished on 215 runs, which was the record for highest score in a World Cup until it was broken by Martin Guptill against Gayle's own team.

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26. Chris Gayle is widely acknowledged as one of the most destructive batsman in the history of the game, particularly in Twenty20.

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27. Chris Gayle is well known for playing Twenty 20 cricket all over the world.

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28. Chris Gayle owes Lucas Cricket Club for his career as he got a platform to polish his fantastic and successful future.

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29. Chris Gayle was born on September 21, 1979, in Kingston, Jamaica.

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30. Chris Gayle is counted for his masterpiece in Twenty 20 cricket.

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31. Chris Gayle is known for playing Twenty 20 cricket all over the world.

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32. Chris Gayle stated with the club he might have been in the streets right now.

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33. Chris Gayle was born in Jamaica on 21 September 1979.

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34. Chris Gayle is noted for his specialty in Twenty 20 cricket.

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35. Chris Gayle was born on 21 September 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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36. Chris Gayle made his International debut against India and representing West Indies in all formats.

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37. Chris Gayle played his first international test match against Zimbabwe at Port of Spain on March 16, 2000.

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38. Chris Gayle has done endorsement work for Wham mobiles, Indian real estate firm Agrani Homes, McDowell's and Skore Condoms.

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39. Chris Gayle has been associated with the cricket goods manufacturer, Spartan from a long time.

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40. Chris Gayle has made the record for most innings in T-20 International, having scored 117 against South Africa in the first match of the 2007 World T-20.

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41. On December 17, 2009, Chris Gayle made his fifth fastest century in Test history in Australia vs West Indies third Test match.

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42. Chris Gayle has celebrated the total number of 39 birthdays till date.

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43. Chris Gayle is renowned as the king of T20 cricket with almost every other record in his kitty.

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44. Chris Gayle holds the record for slamming the fastest century in professional cricket.

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45. Chris Gayle was retired hurt due to this problem as well when he toured India as a youngster.

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46. Chris Gayle credits Lucas Cricket Club for his success in cricket.

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47. Chris Gayle was born on 21 September 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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48. Chris Gayle is expected to be a vital cog in the Windies lineup for the 2019World Cup, scheduled to take place in England and Wales.

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49. In the meantime, Chris Gayle has created another record in the T20 version.

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50. Chris Gayle has established himself as the best T20 batsman on the planet with his explosive batting skills.

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51. Chris Gayle is looking forward to hitting some big boundaries in the T10.

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52. Chris Gayle is the most sought after player by all leagues around the world.

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53. In an exclusive interview to Gulf News, Chris Gayle expressing his delight at playing for Kerala, which had just overcome a disastrous flood that ravaged the state recently, said: "I want to help Kerala Knights win the T10 title to bring joy to those affected by the floods in Kerala.

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54. Chris Gayle has scored 40 international centuries, which includes 15 Tests, 23 ODIs and 2 T20I centuries.

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55. On 30 October 2017 Chris Gayle won a defamation case against Fairfax Media after a jury found a series of articles published in 2016 which alleged he exposed himself to a masseuse were untrue.

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56. Chris Gayle said the comments were intended to be a joke.

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57. On 25 June 2012, Chris Gayle was chosen to be a part of the 2 T20 and five—match one-day squad series starting on 30 June 2012, in the West Indies and Florida.

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58. In April 2011 Chris Gayle criticised the West Indies Cricket Board and coach Ottis Gibson and did not play for the team for more than a year.

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59. Chris Gayle received criticism in early 2009 during West Indies' tour of England, where he commented that he did not want to captain the West Indies any more given the pressures involved, and that he "wouldn't be so sad" if Test cricket was superseded by Twenty20 cricket in the future.

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60. On 9 September 2016, Chris Gayle launched his autobiography, Six Machine—I don't like cricket, I love it.

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61. Chris Gayle is known for his characteristic hitting, imposing physique, and timing.

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62. Chris Gayle holds the record for most centuries in Twenty20 cricket, 14 more than his nearest rival (Brendon McCullum).

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63. On 16 September 2017, Chris Gayle became the first ever player to hit 100 T20I sixes.

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64. Chris Gayle was signed by Lahore Qalandars in 2016 for 200,000 dollars to play in the Pakistan Super League.

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65. Chris Gayle started off his 2013 IPL season scoring 92 not out from 58 balls, hitting 11 fours and four sixes against the Mumbai Indians.

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66. In the 2012 IPL season, Chris Gayle hit the most sixes and was nominated for the orange cap for making 733 in 14 matches.

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67. Chris Gayle joined the Barisal Burners in the Bangladesh Premier League, and has scored two centuries at more than a run-a-ball.

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68. The only century Chris Gayle scored in the event ended in defeat as Mid West Rhinos's Brendan Taylor's outstanding 75* outlasted his team.

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69. Chris Gayle was the second West Indian to be signed in the event, after the legendary Brian Lara had signed for Southern Rocks the previous season.

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70. In April 2008, Chris Gayle was auctioned by the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, but missed the opening games due to a Sri Lanka tour to the Caribbean.

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71. Chris Gayle set the first record for the highest innings in a Twenty20 International, scoring 117 against South Africa in the first match of the 2007 World Twenty20.

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72. Chris Gayle was named Player of the 2006 Champions Trophy, where the West Indies nearly defended the title they won in 2004, being defeated in the final by Australia.

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73. In August 2005, Chris Gayle joined Worcestershire for the rest of the English season, playing eight matches.

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74. Chris Gayle was only the fourth West Indian to carry his bat in a Test innings.

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75. Chris Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level prior to making his first-class debut in 1998, at age 19 for Jamaica.

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76. Chris Gayle claimed "If it was not for Lucas I don't know where I would be today.

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77. Chris Gayle started his cricket career with the famous Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston, Jamaica.

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78. In October 2018, Chris Gayle played in his final List A cricket match for Jamaica, scoring a century in the process.

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79. In March 2016, Chris Gayle became only the second player to hit two Twenty20 International hundreds, scoring 100 not out against England.

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80. Chris Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the 2015 World Cup.

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81. Chris Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of cricket.

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82. Chris Gayle captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010.

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