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Gayle, Christopher H
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Test: 2000 - current
ODI: 1999 - current
T20: 2006 - current
West Indies (Country)
Jamaica (Regional)

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Chris Gayle: Destructive batsman boasts Test triple, ODI double and T20 ton

Gayle, Christopher H

Chris Gayle was born on September 21, 1979, Kingston, Jamaica. He made his first class debut for Jamaica in 1998 and his ODI debut for the West Indies in 1999 against India in Toronto.

Gayle is a brilliantly destructive batsman and is dominant in the T20 format. He was the skipper of the Windies team from 2007 to 2010 when contract disputes with the West Indies Board and the desire to make money as an independent T20 player saw him give up the role.

For a player dismissed as lazy, greedy and contemptuous of cricket history, Gayle has played in over a hundred Tests since his debut against Zimbabwe in 2000. He is one of only four men to have scored two Test triple centuries. The others are Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag.

During the 2015 World Cup, Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe.

Gayle is the first and only player in history to score a Test triple century, an ODI double hundred and a T20 international century.

In 2012, Gayle became the first batsman to hit the first ball of a Test match for six. He smashed an astonishing 30-ball hundred in the IPL in 2013.

In January 2016, Gayle was reprimanded after he used a post-match interview to ask out a TV news reporter live on air for a date in what was dubbed the "don't blush, baby" issue during a BBL game in Melbourne.

Source:CricketCrowd Staff Reporter

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