Christopher Henry Gayle,(born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. Gayle captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010. Considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever in Twenty20 (T20) cricket, Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of the game. He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is.
Full Name– Christopher Henry Gayle
Nickname(s)– Crampy, Gayleforce, Master Storm, Gayle Storm, Universe Boss, World Boss
Bowling– Right-arm off-break
Date of Birth– 21 September 1979
Age (as in 2019)- 40 Years
Birthplace– Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Zodiac sign/Sun sign– Virgo
Nationality – Jamaican
Hometown– Kingston, Jamaica
School– Excelsior High School, Jamaica
Educational Qualifications– 10th Standard
Address- Sea facing Bungalow in Jamaica
Likes- Gold and 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.
Food Habit– Non-vegetarian
Hobbies- Dancing, Driving, Listening to Bollywood songs
Tattoo(s)– He has many tattoos all over his body (mainly on arms & chest)
Coach/Mentor– Deepak Sharma, SP Krishnan
Jersey– #45 (West Indies)/#333 (IPL, County)
Marital Status– Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends– Natasha Berridge (Partner)
Children Son– None
Father– Dudley Gayle (Worked as a policeman)
Mother– Hazel Gayle (she used to sell peanuts and snacks)
Siblings– 5, including Vanclive Parris, Wayne Gayle (Younger)
Favourite Food(s)- Ackee, Saltfish
Favourite Movies- Rambo Series
Favourite Actor- Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Actress- Deepika Padukone
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6’ 3”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 95 kg
in pounds- 209 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 44 inches
Waist: 35 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
Eye Colour- Black
Hair Colour- Black
Chris Gayle Net Worth
The total net worth of Mr. Chris Gayle is estimated to be 35.6 Million USD. The Net worth of Chris Gayle has seen a hike of 42% over the past few years. Most of his income and net worth comes from cricket. Also, the brand value of Mr. Chris Gayle is very high and he is also the most respected player across the globe. He also earns a huge sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a massive amount of money. This has led to his higher brand valuation and Net Worth. It is estimated that the net worth of Chris Gayle has grown by 42% in the past years and so does his Income.
Average Earning and remuneration:
Estimated Net worth- Rs. 232 Crore INR
Annual Average Salary- Rs. 35 Crore INR
Personal Investments- Rs. 182.7 Crore INR
Luxury Cars- Rs. 7 Crore INR
Remuneration from BCCI- Rs. 5 Crore INR
Brand endorsement fee- Rs. 2-3 Crore INR
Chris Gayle’s Assets:
House: Chris Gayle Resides in Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation. He bought this Luxury House in 2016. The estimated value of this real-estate property is around Rs.22.9 Crores INR. He also owns different real-estate properties in different countries as well.
Cars: The Car collection of Chris Gayle is quite Good. He owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The Car brands owned by Chris Gayle include Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, Lamborghini, and Audi.
*Mercedes Benz GL-63 AMG
*Toyota Land Cruiser V8
*Bike Collection- Harley Davidson FXSTSB Bad Boy
|National side||West Indies (1999–2019)|
|Test debut||16 Mar 2000 v Zimbabwe|
|Last Test||5 Sep 2014 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut||11 Sep 1999 v India|
|Last ODI||14 August 2019 v India|
|T20 debut||16 Feb 2006 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||8 March 2019 v England|
|IPL debut||22 May 2008 v Delhi Capitals|
|Last IPL||5 May 2019 v Chennai Super Kings|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–2010||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2011–2017||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2015–2016||Melbourne Renegades, Somerset|
|2016||Lahore Qalandars, Chittagong Vikings|
|2017||Karachi Kings, Rangpur Riders, St Kitts, and Nevis Patriots|
|2018–present||Multan Sultans, Kings XI Punjab, Balkh Legends, Jozi Stars, Vancouver Knights, Pokhara Rhinos|
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 honor of Gayle. He was made captain of the West Indies side in the ICC T20 World Cup 2009 after getting criticized for playing in the IPL 2008 and missing an international series a few months before. Gayle scored a quickfire 88 in the opening game of the tournament and helped the Windies beat the mighty Australians. They lost in the semi-final to Sri Lanka.
Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level prior to making 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, who normally opens the innings when he plays for the West Indies, is a destructive batsman who is most effective playing square of the wicket. In July 2001, Gayle (175), together with Daren Ganga (89) established the record for opening partnerships at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo when they put on 214 together against Zimbabwe.
In February 2015, he became the fourth cricketer to score a double century in ODIs when he made 215 during a pool game against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. In this match against Zimbabwe in World Cup in Canberra, Gayle became the first player to hit a double century in World Cup history. 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 very 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’ squad 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.
Three days later, in the West Indies’ final match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, against Afghanistan, Gayle became the most-capped player for the West Indies in the Cricket World Cup, playing in his 35th match. In the same match, he also equaled Brian Lara’s record of playing in 299 ODIs for the West Indies. In the next game against India, he played his 300th ODI match, the only West Indian player to achieve that feat. He also broke the record for the most runs for the West Indies in ODIs, surpassing Brian Lara. In the next match, he scored a breath-taking 72 of just 41 balls, in a knock having 5 maximums, as he led his team to a respectable total of 240 in 35 overs. Chasing a revised target of 255 in 35 overs via DLS, India looked in a spot of bother, but Indian skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten 114 cost them the match as the West Indies were whitewashed in the ODI series.
Chris Gayle’s record in Twenty20 matches
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. 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. In 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 League Twenty20, 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.
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.
Gayle enjoyed great success in that tournament. He was the leading run-scorer in that series with 293 runs, a top score of 109, and an average over 50, the best of the tournament. The only century Gayle scored in the event ended in defeat as Mid West Rhinos’s Brendan Taylor’s outstanding 75* outlasted his team. The Tuskers could not win the tournament as they were overpowered by Mashonaland Eagles’ Ryan ten Doeschate’s brilliant 121* off 58 and despite Gayle scoring a half-century, it was not enough to see his home through.
Gayle also joined the Barisal Burners in the Bangladesh Premier League and has scored two centuries at more than a run-a-ball. In the 2012 IPL season, Gayle hit the most sixes and was nominated for the orange cap for making 733 in 14 matches. He was selected for team Uva Next for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012 but did not play for the team due to injury.
Gayle started off his 2013 IPL season 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. At the launch of the Caribbean Premier League, he was announced as the first franchise player for the league.
On 18 January 2016, in a match with the Adelaide Strikers, Gayle set a new Big Bash League record for the fastest fifty and equaled the world record set by Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh against England in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He reached 51 in just 12 deliveries which included seven sixes and smashed the previous record of 18 deliveries set by Strikers batsman Tim Ludeman. He was dismissed shortly after for 56 off 17 balls by Travis Head.
Chris Gayle was signed by Lahore Qalandars in 2016 for 200,000 dollars to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Gayle had his worst T20 league, citing back problems. He only scored 103 runs from five matches and was also out twice for a golden duck, the most in his T20 career, by Junaid Khan. Gayle returned for the second season of PSL in 2017, this time picked by Karachi Kings. He played 9 matches for the side and scored merely 160 runs. This would prove to be the last outing for Gayle in PSL, as he wasn’t picked by any side in the 2018 and 2019 drafts of the league.
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, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL Auction for his base price of ₹2 crores. 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.
In May 2018, he was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament. On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights in the players’ draft for the inaugural edition of the tournament. In September 2018, he was named as the Icon Player for Balkh’s squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. The following month, he was named in Jozi Stars’ squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Jozi Stars team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.
Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored a 30-ball century, which became the highest individual T20 score (175 not out). It eclipsed the previous mark set by Brendon McCullum of Kolkata Knight Riders. Chris Gayle holds the record for most centuries in Twenty20 cricket (22), 15 more than his nearest rival (Brendon McCullum). 15 out of his 22 T20 centuries have been not out.
*Highest run-scorer for the West Indies in ODIs.
*Second most sixes in a calendar year.(56 in 2019)
*Second West Indies player (after Brian Lara), and 14th overall, to pass 10,000 runs in ODIs.
*First batsman to score a century in each of international cricket’s three formats of the game.
*First (and so far only) batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket, a double century in ODI cricket and a century in T20 internationals.
*Highest six-hitter for the West Indies.(in all formats)
*Most centuries by a West Indian.
*First batsman to score a T20I century, in the 2007 World T20. He’s also the only batsman to score two World T20 tons.
*First batsman (now equaled) to score a T20I century in both winning and losing cause and when batting first as well as when batting second.
*Gayle is the only player to score centuries in ICC U19 World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Cricket World Cup, *ICC Champions Trophy as well as in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
*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.
*First international player to carry his bat through completed innings (one where his side lost all ten wickets) in *Twenty20 International. He is also the only player to carry his bat in both Tests and T20Is.
*Fastest ODI fifty by West Indies batsmen. (50 runs in 19 balls).
*Leading run-scorer in ICC Champions Trophy history (791 runs)
*Most runs in a single ICC Champions Trophy series (474 runs)
*Most sixes in International cricket (515)
*Second most sixes in T20I (103)
*Most sixes (39) in a bilateral ODI series (4 Innings vs England in 2019).
*The first player to hit all 6 balls in an over for four in Test cricket.
*The first 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
*Most number of sixes hit by an individual at Cricket World Cup history.
*Leading run-scorer in all forms of T20s (13,296 runs – as of April 2020)
*First, and as of March 2019 only, batsman to score 10,000 Twenty20 runs in a career.
*Most T20 centuries (21). As of March 2019, Gayle is the only player to score more than 7 T20 centuries.
*Most IPL centuries (6)
*Fastest Batsman to score 4000 runs in IPL.
*First and the only batsman to hit 300 sixes in IPL.
*Highest individual score in T20 with 175* (off 66 balls) against Pune Warriors India, which he made as to the opener.
*This innings also set the record for the fastest century ever in T20 cricket, taking 30 balls.
*Highest score by a player in T20 in a losing cause (151*).
*Highest individual score by a cricketer in a T20 league final (146*)
*Joint record, along with Yuvraj Singh, for fastest T20 half-century, in 12 balls.
*Most number of the sixes in T20 innings (18) during the 2017–18 Bangladesh Premier League.