The Story of The Devastating Gayle Storm
Born in beautiful Kingston City of Jamaican Island, Chris Gayle is considered as most destructive batsman in Twenty 20 cricket. Because of his destructive batting he earned nicknames such as Gayle Storm and Gayle Force. The left-handed batsman who also bowls right arm off-break had captained the West Indian side from 2007 to 2010. Apart from his national side, he is associated with Royal Challengers in the IPL, Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League and Barisal Burners in Bangladesh Premier League.
This 6 feet and 3 inches tall guy played for West Indies at the youth international level before making his first class debut for Jamaica at the age of 19. He made his One-Day International debut against India in September 11, 1999, was also in the squad of 2003 Cricket World Cup. He was also a part of West Indian team that played at the finals against Australia.
On 16 March 2000, Gayle debuted in tests, and it was versus Zimbabwe. He had scored 3 tons against India by the end of 2002, which also made him third West Indian to score 1000 runs in a calendar year.
In 2005, he was included in the tests against South Africa. He played in the fourth test and scored gigantic 317, which was also the first triple century against South Africa.
Gayle debuted in Twenty 20 Internationals on 16th February 2006 against New Zealand. In the opening match of inaugural edition of ICC Twenty 20 World Cup 2007, he scored 117 of just 57 balls, which was also the first T-20 century.
For IPL season 1, he was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for $800,000 which made him one of the most expensive players of Kolkata Knight Riders team. But he failed to play as he had to join the West Indian team for series against Australia.
Unfortunately no one purchased him in the 2011 IPL auctions. But it was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s luck that they got Gayle as a replacement for Injured Dirk Nannes. Gayle made a heroic entry in Bangalore’s squad, as he scored 102 of 55 deliveries against his former team Kolkata Knight Riders. He also scored 37 runs in an over against Kochi that season, which included 3 boundaries and 3 sixes and a no-ball that was struck for a six. He bagged Orange Cap that season with 608 runs which also helped struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore to get into finals and to top the points table.
He also helped his national side to win the fourth edition of T20 World Cup in 2012. From 7 matches that he played in the tournament, he scored 222 runs at an average of 44.40, which also included 3 half centuries.
Chris Gayle is currently in the news for becoming the fastest centurion in the history. He made century in just 30 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Pune Warriors. He also broke the record for highest individual T-20 score by smashing 175* and most number of sixes in T-20 innings (17).
During his leisure, he enjoys playing video games and watching Tom and Jerry shows. He has been enjoying and celebrating his life dancing in GANGNAM STYLE.