Chris Gayle is an West Indies cricketer. Being Left Handed Batsman & Right-arm off-break Bowler, in the West Indies national cricket team.
|Born||21 September 1979, Kingston|
|Height||6 ft 3 inch (191 cm)|
Christopher Henry Gayle was born on 21 September 1979, Kingston, Jamaican. His age is around 43 years (2023).
Gayle started his cricket career with Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston , Jamaica. Gayle claimed: “If it was not for Lucas, I don’t know where I would be today. Maybe on the streets” Lucas Cricket Club’s nursery has been named in honour of Gayle.
Gayle’s partner is Allysa Berridge. On 20 April 2016, Gayle announced the birth of his daughter on social media platform Instagram. On 9 September 2016, Gayle launched his autobiography Six Machine – I don’t like cricket, I love it’.
Gayle first played at the international level as a youth where he top scored for the Windies at the 1998 U-19 cricket world cup. He eventually made his first class debut in 1998, at age 19 for Jamaica.
He played his first One Day International eleven months later in 1999, and his first Test match six months after that. Gayle went on to establish himself as a destructive batsman who’s most effective whilst playing square of the wicket.
In July 2001, Gayle (175), together with Daren Ganga(89) established the record for opening partnerships at Queen Sports Club, Bulawayo when they put on 214 together against Zimbabwe.
|Test Debut||16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe (230)|
|ODI Debut||11 September 1999 v India (Cap 97)|
|T20I Debut||16 February 2006 v New Zealand (Cap 06)|
|IPL||2009-2013: Delhi Capitals|
2014-2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad
2022-Till Now: Delhi Capitals
Rise In Ranks
Gayle had a slow start to his international career, but invigorated it in 2002, ending the year with three centuries against India in November and becoming the third West Indian to score over 1,000 runs in a calendar year, along with Vivian Richards and Brain Lara.
He is one of only six players in One Day International history to have three or more scores of 150. In 2005, Gayle was dropped for the first Test against South Africa along with six other players following a dispute over sponsorship issues (see below).
He returned for the second Test but had a poor series until the fourth Test, where he made a match-saving 317. It was the first-ever triple century against South Africa and up until Mahela Jayawardene made 374, it was the highest individual Test score against them. In another match of the series, Gayle had to leave the field after complaining of dizziness.
During a subsequent series against Australia, Gayle again complained of dizziness and shortness of breath during his innings. He left the field for a time, and was after the match sent to hospital where he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect causing a cardiac dysrhythmia.
He underwent Heart Surgery following the series to correct the defect. Gayle was only the fourth West Indian to carry his bat in a Test innings.
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. Gayle scored three centuries and totalled 474 runs, 150 more than any other batsman, and also took eight wickets in as many matches.
Gayle, in keeping with the rest of the West Indies team, had a poor World Cup in 2007. He recorded a series of low scores; the one exception being a blistering 79 off 58 balls against England in the West Indies’ final match.
On 17 December 2009 in the Australia v West Indies 3rd Test Chris Gayle scored the then fifth-fastest century in Test match history, taking just 70 balls to reach 100, including nine fours and six sixes. He was dismissed two balls later for 102 runs. On 16 November 2010, he became the fourth cricketer to score two triple centuries in Test cricket after Donald Bradman, Brian Lara and Virendra Sehwag.
On his return to Test cricket in July 2012, he scored 150 on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand.
Gayle scored 75 runs from 41 balls, fuelling West Indies’ total of 205, against Australia in the 2012 ICC World T20 semi-final, which was the highest total of the tournament.
In November 2012, during the First test against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Gayle became the first player in the history of Test cricket to hit a six off the first ball of a match. In 2013, during the Third test against Zimbabwe, Gayle surpassed Brian Lara’s record of the most sixes in Test cricket by a West Indian cricketer.
In February 2015, Gayle became the fourth cricketer to score a double century in ODIs, and the first ever to do so in World Cup history, when he made 215 during a pool game against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Canberra.
His partnership with Marlon Samuels was the most productive wicket in Cricket World Cup history, producing 372 runs before Gayle was caught for an out on the final ball of the innings. Coincidentally, he was almost adjudged out on the first ball he faced as an LBW appeal was raised by Zimbabwe bowler, Tinashe Panyangara, however, the umpire turned down the appeal.
Despite a review which showed that the ball would have clipped the top of the bails, the original decision was upheld. Gayle thus became the only player in world cricket to hit a triple hundred in Tests, a double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in Twenty20 Internationals.
Chris Gayle ended his List-A career for Jamaica with a match-winning century against Barbados in a Super50 Cup 2018. On 18 February 2019, Gayle announced that he would retire from ODIs after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He reversed this decision in June 2019.
In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, which marked his fifth consecutive World Cup appearance (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019).
On 31 May 2019, in the West Indies’ opening match of the World Cup, Gayle scored his 40th six in World Cup matches, the most by any batsman in World Cup history, surpassing AB de Villiers’s record of 37. In the West Indies’ match against Australia, Gayle scored his 1,000th run in the Cricket World Cup.
On 1 July 2019, in the match against Sri Lanka, Gayle became the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket, playing in his 455th match.
In November 2020, Gayle was nominated for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award. In February 2021, Gayle was recalled to West Indies’ T20I squad after two-year absence and named in the T20I squad against Sri Lanka.
On 13 July 2021, against Australia in the third T20I, Gayle scored his first T20I half-century in the format since 2016, scoring 67 off 38 deliveries.
In September 2021, Gayle was named in the West Indies’ squad for the 2021 ICC MEn’s T20 World Cup.
On 1 July 2009, Gayle signed with the Western Australia Warriors for the Australian Domestic Twenty20 tournament known as the Big Bash for the 2009–10 season.
Following his prolific performances, Gayle was signed by Zimbabwean franchise Matabeleland Tuskers, for the 2011-12 Stanbic Bank 20 series As Gayle later recalled it was valuable practice ahead of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, where he had signed for the Sydney Thunder.
Gayle hoped his first appearance in the tournament was a success, and he gave the spectators something to cheer about. 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.
Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore Gayle scored a 30-ball century, that became the highest individual T20 score (175 not out). It eclipsed the previous mark set by Brendon Mc Cullum of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Gayle holds the record for most centuries in T20 cricket (22), 15 more than his nearest rival Brendon Mc Cullum. 15 out of his 22 T20 centuries have been not out.
Technique and attitude
The ball spat off the middle of his bat to all corners, turning into parabolas that the crowd was hollering for. Gayle faced more than half the balls bowled by the Warriors and produced a compressed 20-over highlights package.Sharda Ugra
Despite being regarded as a calm, cool cricketer, in 2005, Gayle was involved in the dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and a number of players over sponsorship issues. These players had personal sponsorship deals with Cable and Wireless, who used to sponsor West Indian cricket.
However, since the West Indies had recently become sponsored by Cable and Wireless’s rivals Digicel, the West Indies Cricket Board demanded the players dropped their Cable and Wireless deals. When the players refused to back down, the West Indies Cricket Board dropped them for the first Test against South Africa.
Gayle later cut his deal with Cable and Wireless and rejoined the side for the second Test. He was charged with conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket during a Test against New Zealand in March 2006 but was subsequently found not guilty.
Later that year, during October’s Champions Trophy. tournament in India, he was fined 30 percent of his match fee after repeated verbal exchanges with the Australian batsman Michael Clarke. He also publicly criticised the West Indies Cricket Board during the 2007 tour of England, which led to an official reprimand and warning.
On 4 January 2016, while being interviewed by Network Ten commentator Mel McLaughlin during the 2016-2016 Big Bash League season, Gayle said, “I just wanted to have an interview with you as well; that’s why I batted so well,” followed by, “Your eyes are beautiful; hopefully we can win this game and then we can have a drink after as well. Don’t blush, baby”. The comments were criticised by the Australian media, with former Australian test captain Ian Chappell encouraging Cricket Australian to ban him from playing in Australia again.
Fellow female sports journalist Neroli Meadows stated that Gayle had been acting in such a way for years, and that he did it to “humiliate” women. Gayle said the comments were intended to be a joke. Melbourne Renegades sanctioned Gayle with a A$10,000 fine for inappropriate conduct.
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 and was awarded with $300k in damages for defamation.
- ICC Champions Trophy 2004
- ICC World T20 – 2012 & 2016
- Caribbean Premier League – 2013 & 2016
- Bangladesh Premier League – 2017
- Global t20 Canada – 2018
- Afganistan Premier League – 2018
- Highest run scorer for the West Indies in ODIs.
- Second West Indies player (after Brian Lara), and 14th overall, to pass 10,000 runs in ODIs.
- First (and so far only) batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket, double century in ODI cricket and a century in T20 internationals.
- In World Cup 2015, he hit the fastest ever ODI double century, against Zimbabwe, off 138 balls.
- Third batsman to score a century against eleven different countries in ODIs.
- Fastest ODI fifty by West Indies batsmen. (50 runs in 19 balls).
- Most runs in a single ICC Champions Trophy series (474 runs).
- Only player to hit the first ball of a Test match for six.
- Along with Marlon Samuels, he holds the record for the highest ever ODI stand for any wicket (372 runs for 2nd wicket).
- Along with Devon Smith, he set the record for the highest opening stand in ICC World T20 history (145).
- Leading run scorer in all forms of T20s.
- First batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs.
- Fastest batsman to score 4000 runs in IPL.
- First and only batsman to hit 300 sixes in the IPL.
- Highest individual score in T20 with 175* (off 66 balls).
- Highest score by a player in T20 in a losing cause (151*).
- Joint record for fastest T20 half-century, in 12 balls.
Gayle has scored 42 international centuries, which includes 15 Tests, 25 ODIs and 2 T20I centuries as of 13 July 2021. He was the first cricketer to score centuries in all formats of the game.
In 2011, after being left out of the initial part of the West Indies T20 and one-day home series against Pakistan, Gayle opted to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. I
n his debut game against his previous team Kolkata Knight Riders in their home ground, he scored 102 off 55 balls, hitting 10 fours and 7 sixes. On 6 May 2011, he scored another century, 107 off 49 balls in Bangalore against the Kings XI Punjab, which included 10 fours and 9 sixes.
In the next match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala, he scored 37 runs in one over, which included 3 sixes, 3 fours and a no ball that was hit for a six. Although many people cite him as having hit the over for 37, one run was awarded as an extra due to the no ball. He can therefore be said to have hit 36 off an over that went for 37.
Gayle won the Orange Cap Award for scoring the most runs in the tournament amassing 608 runs in 12 matches. He was instrumental in many victories for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and received five Man of the Match awards and also the Player of the Tournament award for his performances.
In the 2011 Champions Trophy, Chris Gayle was the second highest run-scorer in the competition, behind David Warner, with 257 runs from 6 matches at an average of 42.83 and a top score of 92, and was one of the star players.
In the 2012 IPL session, Gayle hit the most sixes (59) and was nominated for the orange cap for making 733 in 14 matches.
Gayle started off his 2013 IPL session scoring 92 not out from 58 balls, hitting 11 fours and four sixes against the Mumbai Indians. His innings helped his side to victory, and he was awarded the man Of the match . On 23 April 2013, during an IPL match against Pune warriors India, Gayle broke multiple scoring records.
With an individual score of 175 not out off 66 balls and a century reached in 30 balls, Gayle set records for the fastest century reached in any format of cricket, the highest individual score in a T20 match, and the most sixes scored in a single innings in the IPL. He also took two wickets in the match.
On 18 April 2017, Gayle reached the 10,000 runs milestone in T20 cricket after scoring 77 runs off 38 balls in a match against Gujarat Lions where Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 21 runs. He was also awarded the man of the match which was his first in IPL 2017.
On 16 September 2017, Gayle became the first ever player to hit 100 T20I sixes.
On 28 January 2018, Gayle was bought by Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings) in the 2018 IPL auction for his base price of ₹20 million. On 19 April, Gayle scored 104* off 63 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad, and his team won the match by 15 runs. It was his 6th IPL century. Gayle was retained by the franchise for IPL 2021. He however left the tournament in the second leg, citing ‘bio-bubble fatigue’.
On 17 May 2022, Gayle was inducted into the RCB Hall of Fame (along with AB de Villiers) for his contributions to the team between 2011 and 2017.
On 6 November 2021, Gayle played his last T20I match against Australia in the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium However he has not announced his retirement from international cricket yet. He wanted to retire in front of his home crowd in Jamaica.
Chris Gayle Stats
Chris Gayle launched a music career in November 2020 with a dancehall music video called “We Come Out To Party”. Earlier in 2020, he had released a video about his partying lifestyle.
In April 2021, Gayle released a music video titled “Jamaica to India” in collaboration with the Indian rapper Emiway Bantai. In September 2021, Gayle announced a song named ‘Punjabi Daddy’ and he will be seen in Sikh Turban look.
The Chris Gayle Academy
In 2015, Gayle set up ‘The Chris Gayle Academy’ with the intent on helping disadvantaged children in both Jamaica and the United Kingdom better themselves and their communities through their involvement in sport.
Since then the academy has expanded and now facilitates the advancement of young cricketers careers by providing access to quality coaches and playing opportunities abroad.
Chris Gayle Net Worth
According to various online resources the net worth of David Warner is estimated around $45 million dollars which is 360 crores in Indian Currency.
Social Media and Advertisements
Chris Gayle has also a best amount of social media following by which he makes decent amount of money. He had also done many TV commercials for Brands till now.
|Net Worth||$45 Million|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||360 Crore INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||5 crore+|
|Yearly Income||60 Crore +|
|Income Source||Cricket, Advertisement|
Social Media of Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle has also a huge amount of Fan following over his social media platforms. He has total 9.2 million followers combining his Instagram and Twitter.
Chris Gayle posts entertaining content on his Instagram with members of Team India & West Indies at a period of time. His reels also got viral many times till now.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1.What is the net worth of Chris Gayle in Indian rupees?
Ans. The net worth of Chris Gayle in 360 crores in Indian rupees.
2. How old is Chris Gayle?
Ans.Chris Gayle is 43 years old.
3. Nick name of Chris Gayle?
Ans. Nick name of Chris Gayle is Universe Boss.
4. Which Country in Chris Gayle Belongs ?
Ans.Chris Gayle Belongs to West Indies.
5.For Which Team Chris Gayle play IPL 2023?
Ans.Now Chris Gayle not play IPL 2023.