Some Lesser Known Facts About Chris Gayle
|Nickname||Crampy, Gayleforce, Master Storm, GayleStorm, Universe Boss|
|Real Name||Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle|
|Profession||West Indies Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 35 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
|Weight||in Kilograms- 98 kg
in Pounds- 216 lbs
|Height||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
|Tattoos||He has many tattoos all over his body (mainly on arms & chest)|
|Jersey Number||#45 (West Indies)
#333 (IPL, County)
|Records (main ones)||He became the first player to hit six on the first ball of a test match.
• First player to score century in all the 3 forms of Cricket.
• Became the 4th player to hit 2 triple centuries in Test matches.
• He has scored the highest T20 individual score (175*)
• First player to score a double century in a World Cup.
• First West Indian to get 7000+ runs and take 150 wickets in ODIs.
• First cricketer to hit centuries in all three formats of the game (T20, Test and ODI).
Chris Gayle's century record
• First player to reach 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
• Highest individual score in T20 cricket (unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013).
|Career Turning Point||When he scored 3 centuries against India in 2002, he became the 3rd West Indian to score 1000+ runs in a calendar year.|
|Domestic/State Team||Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, Worcestershire|
|International Debut||Test- 16 March 2000 against Zimbabwe
ODI- 11 September 1999 against India
T20- 16 February 2006 against New Zealand
|Favourite Shot||Pull Shot|
|Nature on field||Calm & Jolly nature but an aggressive batsmen|
|Date of Birth||21 September 1979|
|Birth Place||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Age (as in 2017)||38 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|School||Excelsior High School (Jamaica)|
|Family||Father- Dudley Gayle (worked as a policeman)
Mother- Name not known (she used to sell peanuts and snacks)
Chris Gayle with his Parents
Siblings- 6 siblings (Gayle is the 5th one) - Vanclive 'Father Bulla' Parris, Wayne Gayle (Younger)
|Controversies||He was involved in a kind of cold war with West Indies Cricket Board over the sponsorship issues|
|Likes & Dislikes||Likes: Dancing
Dislikes: Running, even on the field he tries not to go for singles and doubles instead he tries to hit the ball out of the ground.
|Favourite Colour||Not Known|
|Favourite Movie||Rambo (Series)|
|Favourite Food||Ackee and Saltfish|
|Favourite Cricketer||Not Known|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Bikes collection||Harley Davidson FXSTSB Bad Boy|
|Cars collection||GL 63 AMG - Mercedes, Land Cruiser V8|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Salary||Price in IPL Auction (2014): 10 Crores (INR)
Approximate yearly income: $8.5 million
- Can Chris Gayle smoke? : Yes
- Can Chris Gayle beverage alcohol? : Yes
- When he was a teen, his buddies used to call him “crampy” because of his laziness.
- After he suffered from an irregular heartbeat difficulty when He had been playing in India in his first career, and an operation was performed to solve the matter.
- He once scored 196 runs at a T20 trial game, he got out in 15th over.
- In 2011 IPL Auctions, Gayle went unsold from the first round.
- He scored a century in his introduction T20 game in IPL.
- He enjoys his dressing fashion.
- He enjoys listening Bollywood songs.
- He’s quite busy on social networking websites.
- In Large Bash 2016, Gayle stated ‘Don’t blush, infant’ into an Australian reporter, Mel McLaughlin on live TV. Gayle was caught up in a massive controversy for doing this, later he cried and said he explained that in a funny manner.
- He possesses “Triple Century Sports Bar”, a sports pub & restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica.
- He started “The Chris Gayle Academies” at Jamaica and London to give instruction, training, and employment for destitute ones.
- He enjoys partying and is famous because of his CPL T20 Parties in his residence.