Christopher Henry Gayle

Christopher Henry Gayle

batsman

Full name:Christopher Henry Gayle
Nationality:Jamaica
Date of Birth (Age):September 21, 1979 (43 years)
Zodiac Sign:Virgo
Height:188 cm
Hometown:Kingston, Jamaica
Jersey Number:45, 333, 301
Social Media:Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Teams

Career Averages

Bowling

LeagueTestOdiT20iFirst classList aT20
Matches10330179180374463
Innings10419930196254145
Overs1184.51237.263.32085.11616.4343.3
Balls------
Maidens230380446620
Runs31205926440519473802618
Wickets731672013222983
Avg42.7335.482239.3432.2231.54
SR97.3844.4519.0594.7842.3524.83
Eco2.634.786.922.494.567.62
BB652654
4w230442
5w210210
10w000000

Batting

LeagueTestOdiT20iFirst classList aT20
Matches10330179180374463
Innings18229475321366455
Not outs11177262553
Runs7214104801899132261319314562
Balls Faced119701201913810010060
Avg42.1837.8327.9244.8338.6836.22
SR60.2687.19137.500144.75
Fours10461128158001132
Fifties375414647088
Sixies98331124001056
Highest333215117333215175
Hundreds15252322922

Chris Gayle Career

Born on September 21, 1979, Chris Gayle started his international career in 1999, when he was selected to play for the West Indies cricket team in an ODI match against India and had the test debut just next year. Gayle holds several records in T20 cricket, including the most sixes in the format (1,056 as of March 2023), the highest score by a batsman in T20 (a score of 175 against Pune Warriors India in 2013), and the most sixes in a single inning of a T20 (18 against the Dynamites) and also the highest number of centuries in T20 (22). In T20 cricket, he holds the honour of being the first batter to score 10,000 runs. Overall, he has 13152 runs in T20 format, as of March 2023. Not just this, he is also the lone player to have appeared in 400 T20 games.

As a result of his unbeaten 317 against South Africa in 2005, he became the second West Indian to record a triple century in Test cricket. He has scored over 19,000 runs in international cricket and has scored 42 international centuries, including a high score of 333 in tests.

Gayle has played for several domestic teams across the leagues throughout his career, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Multan Sultan, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Karachi Kings, Melbourne Renegades, Jozi Stars, and Somerset.

He holds multiple records in cricket, including being the highest scorer for Tests in both shorter formats of the game and the highest run scorer in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006. He's also the only cricketer to score a century in all five major cricket tournaments including ICC U19 World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Furthermore, he holds the record for the fastest ODI fifty for the West Indies team.

One of Gayle's most remarkable IPL achievements was the 175 runs he hit in a single game in 2013, which is still the highest individual score in T20 cricket history. Gayle has also won the Orange Cap (awarded to the leading run-scorer in the tournament) twice and has been named the Player of the Tournament on two occasions.

He has also been the skipper of the West Indies, but only for a brief period of time, he also led his side in the 2009 and 2010 T20 World Cup. Gayle has also been a part of two ICC World Twenty20 winning teams, in 2012 and 2016. He also went on to play in the 2019 ODI World Cup, however, he continued with an average form. Chris Gayle played his final T20I match against Australia at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on November 6th, 2021 and the last test was in 2014.

IPL over the years

Chris Gayle has a notable IPL career, having played 142 games and scoring 4965 runs with an impressive average of 39.72 runs per game. He has also hit 6 centuries and 31 half-centuries during his time in the league. He has also hit a record 357 sixes in the IPL, which is more than any other player.

In 2011, Chris Gayle didn't have a great start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was released from the team. He was then surprisingly not picked up by any team in the mega-auction that year. But things took a dramatic turn for Gayle when he was allowed to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore mid-way through the season due to an injury to one of their players. He went on to score 608 runs in just 12 innings at an astonishing average of 67.55 and a strike rate of 183.33. He was a major factor in RCB's run to the final that year. In the next two seasons, he scored 700+ runs and was the leading run-scorer.

Gayle continued to be a key player for RCB in the following seasons, although his consistency dipped. He played a crucial role in the team's journey to the 2016 final, scoring 76 runs in the game. However, the 2017 season disappointed both Gayle and RCB, and he was eventually released ahead of the mega-auction. He was then picked up by Punjab Kings, where he had two impressive seasons before playing his final IPL game in 2021.

Year

Team

Contract

2021

Punjab Kings

INR 20,000,000

2020

Punjab Kings

INR 20,000,000

2019

Punjab Kings

INR 20,000,000

2018

Punjab Kings

INR 20,000,000

2017

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 75,000,000

2016

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 75,000,000

2015

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 75,000,000

2014

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 75,000,000

2013

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 34,625,500

2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 32,675,500

2011

Royal Challengers Bangalore

INR 29,900,000

2010

Kolkata Knight Riders

INR 37,032,000

2009

Kolkata Knight Riders

INR 39,296,000

2008

Kolkata Knight Riders

INR 32,128,000

What is Chris Gayle’s T20I Ranking?

Form

Year

Rating Pts (Highest)

Highest Rank

T20I

2006

36

41

2007

554

2

2008

602

4

2009

697

2

2010

826

2

2011

729

5

2012

831

1

2013

775

2

2014

703

7

2015

747

6

2016

763

5

2017

617

14

2018

550

24

2019

421

64

2020

332

99

2021

341

101

2022

303

125

ODI

1999

213

106

2000

356

83

2001

579

33

2002

773

4

2003

804

2

2004

791

1

2005

730

3

2006

783

2

2007

758

5

2008

731

5

2009

768

2

2010

765

4

2011

727

7

2012

654

18

2013

598

26

2014

552

39

2015

554

44

2016

-

-

2017

496

67

2018

544

50

2019

569

41

2020

536

50

2021

517

59

TEST

2000

199

102

2001

547

38

2002

618

29

2003

624

29

2004

642

25

2005

650

23

2006

652

22

2007

606

23

2008

670

22

2009

704

15

2010

755

10

2011

702

19

2012

664

21

2013

628

22

2014

614

25

Gayle started with a rating of 36 in 2006, and his highest rating of 831 was achieved in 2012, ranking him in the top position. Over the years, his rating fluctuated, with the lowest being 303 in 2022, ranking him 125th. In ODIs, Gayle started with a rating of 213 in 1999 and achieved his highest rating of 804 in 2003, ranking him second in the world. His rating in 2016 is not available, but he ended with a rating of 341 in 2021, ranking him 101st. In Tests, Gayle started with a rating of 199 in 2000 and achieved his highest rating of 652 in 2006, ranking him 22nd in the world.

Chris Gayle Stats

IPL

Team

Matches

Runs

Average

Strike Rate

Punjab Kings
(2018-21)

41

1339

36.07

140.53

Royal Challengers Bangalore (2011-17)

85

3163

42.29

144.40

Kolkata Knight Riders(2009-10)

16

463

30.87

138.59

International & Domestic:

Format

Matches

Runs

Average

Strike Rate

Highest Score

Test

103

7214

42.18

60.26

333

ODI

301

10480

37.83

87.19

215

T20I

79

1899

27.92

137.50

117

List A

373

13189

38.67

-

215

T20

463

14562

36.22

144.75

175

FC

180

13226

44.83

-

333

What are some unknown facts about Chris Gayle?

  1. Gayle created history by hitting a six off the very first ball of a Test match against Bangladesh in 2012, becoming the first player ever to do so.
  2. At young age, Chris Gayle experienced an irregular heartbeat that caused him to retire hurt during a tour of India. However, he underwent surgery to correct the issue, allowing him to continue his cricket career.
  3. Gayle scored a T20I hundred against South Africa in the first edition of ICC World T20 2007, making him the first cricketer to score a hundred in all three formats of the game.
  4. Gayle, the fifth of six children, grew up in a family where his father was a cop and his mother sold snacks in their area.
  5. He was also the first-ever player to score a double-century in ICC ODI World Cup.
  6. Gayle's career is impressive with 103 Tests played, 7215 runs scored, and an average of 42.13, which is amusing.
  7. Gayle established the Gayle Academy in London and Jamaica, aimed at providing quality education, food, and employment opportunities to underprivileged children.
  8. Gayle also enjoys dancing and was recently featured in a 2021 track titled "Jamaica to India" with Indian rapper Emiway Bantai.
  9. In 2002, Gayle scored 2013 runs, which included 4 centuries and 14 half-centuries.
  10. Gayle owns the 'Triple Century Sports Bar' in Jamaica, which is his own sports bar.

Chris Gayle Videos

Chris Gayle is known for hitting some of the biggest sixes in cricket, and his power hitting is admired by fans around the world.

Where does Chris Gayle live?

Chris Gayle has a luxurious three-storied villa in Kingston, Jamaica. He resides there with his family i.e. his wife and daughter.

What are Chris Gayle’s educational qualifications?

Chris Gayle did his primary schooling at Excelsior High School, Jamaica. Though, his college details are not widely known.

What is Chris Gayle’s Net Worth?

Chris Gayle has an estimated net worth of $45 million. He has had a more than two decade long career and has played for several teams and cricket leagues around the world. He also has a huge lineup of brand advertisements, thus, he has a huge net worth.

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