Christopher Henry Gayle
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September 21, 1979
Top-order Batsman (West Indies Men's Cricket Team Vice- Captain)
West Indies, Jamaica, Worcestershire, Stanford Superstars, KKR, Western Australian Warriors, RCB, Sydney Thunder, Matabeleland Tuskers, Barisal Burners, Jamaica Tallawahs, Dhaka Gladiators, Highveld Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Somerset, Barisal Bull, Lahore Qalanders, Chittagong Vikings, Kings Xi Punjab, Balkh Legends, etc.
Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer, who plays for the national cricket team of West Indies since 1999. He is the current vice-captain of the team and plays for the shorter format of the game in limited overs matches only.
Gayle also captained the national team in test format from 2007 to 2010. He has played numbers of tournaments in his two-decade-long career and represented the West Indies squad leading in all three formats of the game.
After 2014, he took retirement from the Test format and restricted himself in the limited-over games only.
He made numerous records and achieved various honors or awards in his longest career graph. Gayle was added to the team of 2019 ICC World Cup and has declared that he will take retirement from the ODI format after this World Cup tournament.
He took his primary lessons from the Lucas Cricket Club of Jamaica and has represented Jamaica team in domestic circuit at the beginning of his career. He used to play first-class cricket too before entering the national squad of West Indies in 1999.
Chris Gayle is a destructive batsman, who is praised for his hitting imposing physique and timing. Gayle knows to devastate the statistics of even the thriftiest of the opening bowler with his power hitting style. Unlike his batting characteristic, he is a very calm and composed bowler with off-break style in adept spinning techniques.
One of the greatest cricketers of all time Chris Gayle made a cricket academy named ‘The Chris Gayle Academy’ in 2015 to aid disadvantaged children for a better life. Hence, not only in the 22-yard of the field but Gayle has a divining personality to follow out of the crease as well.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)
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Debut Test Match: at Queen’s Park Oval Stadium Vs Zimbabwe on 16th of March in 2000
Last Test Match: at Arnos Vale Ground Stadium Vs Bangladesh on 5th of September in 2014
Debut ODI Match: at Cricket Skating and Curling Club Stadium Vs India on 11th of September in 1999
Last ODI: at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium Vs England on 2nd of March in 2019
Debut T20I Match: at Eden Park Stadium Vs New Zealand on 16th of February in 2006
Last T20I Match: at Warner Park Stadium Vs England on 8th of March in 2019
Debut IPL Match: at Newlands Stadium Vs Deccan on 19th of April in 2009
Last IPL Match: at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium Vs Punjab on 5th of May in 2019
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