Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle is a prominent cricketer of West Indies who was born on 21st September1979. He is well-known for his powerful batting predominantly in limited-overs cricket.
Here are some of his greatest achievements:-
Gayle is one amongst those four players who have scored triple centuries two times, in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
He holds the record for scoring highest individual runs (175 being not out) in a T20 match of league cricket and a record for scoring fastest 100 in IPL.
In 2012, Gayle emerged out to be the first batsman to hit a six on the first ball in a Test match.
In 2015, he became the first batsman to score more than 200 runs against Zimbabwe in the World Cup.
Chris Gayle is the pre-eminent batsman to score centuries in all formats of cricket.
He is the highest run scorer for the West Indies in ODIs.
Gayle is the second West Indies player after Brian Lara to pass 10,000 runs in ODIs.
He is the first batsman to score a ton in all three formats of the game; and the first and so far the only batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket, a double century in ODI cricket and a century in T20I.
He is also the highest six-hitter for the West Indies in all formats.
Gayle is the first batsman to score a T20I century, at the 2007 World T20.
He is the only cricketer to score centuries at the ICC U19 World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Champions Trophy, ICC Cricket World Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
He has the fastest ODI fifty for West Indies where he scored 50 runs in 19 balls.
Gayle smashed the most sixes (534) in International cricket and second most sixes (105) in T20I.
As of April 2020, He is the leading run scorer in all forms of T20s with 13,296 runs.
Chris Gayle scored most centuries (6) in IPL; he is the fastest batsman to score 4000 runs in IPL and the first and only batsman to hit 300 sixes in the IPL.
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