One of the most loved cricketers of this era, the ‘Universe Boss’, celebrates his birthday today. Gayle has made a name for himself with his free-stroking, aggressive style of batting. Let’s have a look at Gayle’s career so far and how the left-handed Jamaican has dominated the opposition over the years.
1) Chris Gayle holds a record in Test Cricket (Yeah,the Gayle storm dominated in the longest format of the game too) of the most triple centuries scored(2).
2) Gayle has hit the most sixes at International stage across all the formats,a staggering total of 550.
3) The big-hitter holds the record for fastest IPLhundred, he scored a ton in 30 balls vs Pune Warriors India in 2013. His 175 not out against PWI is still the highest individual score in the IPL.
4) Gayle’s feat includes six tons, which is the most by a batsman in the Indian Premier League(IPL).
5) He was won 59 Man of Match awards in his T20 career, which the most by a batsman in the format.
Here’s how Chris Gayle responded to the flooding birthday wishes
“Thank you so much KP (Kevin Pietersen), my friend. I am doing good. I was having some coffee to keep the lion awake man. Been a long morning for me getting birthday wishes, talking to people back home as well. I go to bed early at 10AM.. sorry PM (laughs). Got up at 3AM and then I was pretty much up from that point. We usually go to practice at 5PM, so we have a bit of time to sleep in the day.
Pretty much like we do in India. For us we go to bed like 6AM, sleep through the day and then go for practice. The final XI hasn’t been announced, so if I do make it, I will gift the Universe Boss something out there and make the fans happy. It is a new start, but we want to hit the ground running.
Some must-win games for us. We have to go full on and be fearless. Big shout out to the fans, thanks for the birthday wishes, much appreciated. Thanks to my family as well to my beautiful daughter Kris-Allyna.. I love you, Natasha.. everyone thank you so much.
I am happy to be here. 42 and going strong. I can’t complain at all. If given a chance I’d love to give you guys something out there. If I am not that’s how it is. I will be disappointed if I am not out there in the middle.”