Chris Gayle Biography
Chris Gayle Biography: His complete name is Christopher Henry Gayle did his schooling from Excelsior High School, Jamaica. Gayle came from very poor family father was a policeman and mother used to sell peanuts, Gayle used to collect plastic on streets to help his family, since childhood Gayle has so much interest in playing cricket to enjoy he used to play with street childs and when time passes by seeing his cricket play got chance to join Lucas cricket club, Jamaica.
After joining Lucas cricket club got trained by professional coach and used to practice daily on the ground by seeing his skills and talent got selected for the U19 first class debut in 1998 at the age of 19. in this debut he gives a match winning performance later after 2 3 months west indies national cricket team gave him a chance to make his first debut in ODI on 11 September 1998 against India after 6 months of this ODI debut, he got chance to play Test Debut against Zimbabwe but after this test debut he can’t fix his place in team many ups and downs were faced.
In November 2002 west indies cricket team confirms his place in Playing 11. Before 2002 Gayle best performance was against worlds strongest team India he scores 3 centuries which shows the ability of Gayle to the world and after this Year Gayle got huge fans not only from West-Indies also from all over the world. Gayle was named player of the 2006 champions trophy later after 1 year in 2007 he is the first player to score century in ICC international T20 against South Africa.
In first Year IPL season 2008 KKR team choose Chris Gayle but he left to join west-Indies team for a home series against Australia, and later in 2009,2010 he played IPL and in 2011 with RCB team Gayle gives a memorable match by hitting century in his first match and proves us that he is unbeatable with his power knocking shots on the ground, also won most run scores any player in 2011 ipl. We will see more details and records of Gayle Storm below.
- Name: Christopher Henry Gayle
- Nickname: GayleStorm,Henry, Gayle-Force,World Boss
- Role: All Rounder
- Batting Style:Left-Handed Batsman
- Bowling Style:Right-Arm Off Spin Bowler
- Height (approx.): 6’3
- Weight (approx.): 95
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
- Date of Birth: September 21, 1979
- Age: 40
- Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
- Zodiac sign: Vigro
- Nationality: West Indies/Jamaican
- School: 10th
- College: N/A
- Educational Qualifications: N/A
- Father: Dudley Gayle
- Mother: Hazel Gayle
- Brother: Vaclive Palace,Wayne Gayle(Younger)
- Sister: Not Known
- Coach/Mentor: Donovan Miller
- Religion: Christianity
- Address: Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
- Test: 16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe
- ODI: 10 Sept 1999 v India
- T20: 16 Feb 2006 v Newzeland
- Jersey Number: 45, 301
- Domestic/State Teams: Jamaica teams
- IPL Team: KXIP
- Nature on the field: Fun
- After Brain Lara Second player to score more than 10,000 runs in ODI.
- The First Batsman to score centuries in all ODI,Test,T20 format.
- He was the player to score double century in ICC world cup
- First batsman to score more than 20 centuries in T20
- Fastest T20 half century in 12 balls
- Highest individual score in final T20 league 146*
- First Batsman to hit more than 300 sixes in IPL
- First Player to hit six on first of Test Match
- Most sixes in international cricket
- First player to play all six balls 4 in a test match
- Hobbies: Dancing, Driving, Listening to Bollywood songs.
- Favorite Cricketers: Brain Lara
- Most Favorite Sportspersons: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Favorite Food: Ackee and Salt Fish
- Favorite Color: Black
Wife and Children
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Natasha Berridge
- Marriage Date: 31 May 2009
- Children: Blush(Daughter)
Awards and Recognitions
- Sportsman of the year by jamaican
- Maximum sixes in IPL 2012,2013,2015
- In 2006 awarded as man of the tournament in ICC champions trophy
- T20’s most valuable player
- IPL Orange cap in 2011,2012
- Was been involved in 2005 on some kind of sponsorship issues between west indies cricket board and other players
- During champions trophy tournament in India he was charged by 30% of his match fee because of repeated verbal exchanges with Australian batsman Mitchel Clarke.
- For more then a year he did not play with the team,Because in 2011 Chris Gayle criticized west indies cricket board and coach.
- On an Interview with Network Ten he 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” This statements brings negativity with Australian people also Melbourne Renegades sanctioned 10,000$ as fine.
Lesser Known Facts
- Chris Gayle academy: Gayle runs a charity for Poor people who can’t afford education and sports through this he provides quality coach for sports and education services in Jamaica and UK
- He owns a bar named Triple Century in Jamaica,also Gayle is a party lover too.
- in 2005 while playing a match with Australia Gayle suddenly got unconscious and taken to hospital where doctors reported cardiac dysrhythmia and later he successfully recovered from this.