Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies. He was named Player of the Year in the T20 World Cup of 2006. He captained West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010. He has scored over 10,348 runs in ODI cricket, the most by a West Indies batsman.
About Chris Gayle in brief
Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies. He is considered one of the greatest batsmen ever in Twenty20 cricket. Gayle made his first-class debut in 1998, at age 19 for Jamaica. He last played in a Test match in September 2014, against Bangladesh. In February 2019, Gayle announced that he would retire from ODIs after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. However, in June 2019, he expressed his desire to play in the ODI matches against India in August, and possibly a Test game as well. In December 2020, he will be included in the ICC T20I Team of the Decade. He was named Player of the Year in the T20 World Cup of 2006. He captained West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010. He made a match-saving 317 against South Africa in the fourth Test, which was the first-ever triple century against them. In July 2001, he and Daren Ganga established the record for opening partnerships at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo when they put on 214 together against Zimbabwe. He became the third West Indian to score over 1,000 runs in a calendar year, along with Vivian Richards and Brian Lara. In August 2005, he joined Worcestershire for the rest of the English season, playing eight one-day matches. He won one Man of the Match award in the National League. He underwent heart surgery following the series to correct the defect.
He had a congenital heart defect causing a cardiac dysrhythmia. In 2007, he had a poor series of scores; he recorded a low of 474 runs in the World Cup series against Australia. He also took eight wickets in as many matches as many other batsman, and took eight other wickets as many as any other wicket-takers in the series. In the final match against Lancashire, he was relegated after 1-1 in the final of the National One-day League. The West Indies lost in the semi-final to Sri Lanka. He played his first One Day International eleven months later in 1999, and his first Test match six months after that. In November 2002, he ended the year with three centuries against India. He has scored over 10,348 runs in ODI cricket, the most by a West Indies batsman. In June 2009, he became the leading run-scorer for a West Indian batsman in ODIs, overtaking Brian Lara’s record of 10,34 runs. He scored three centuries and totalled more than 150 runs, more than any other other West Indian. In May 2009, after a dispute over sponsorship issues, he made a quickfire 88 in the opening game of the tournament and helped the Windies beat the mighty Australians. He was made captain of the West Windies side in the 2009 ICC T 20 World Cup after getting criticized for playing in the IPL 2008 and missing an international series a few months before.