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Chris Gayle Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets and Awards

Chris Gayle And His Family

Chris Gayle was born into a poor class Christian family on September 21, 1979, in Kingston, Jamaica. His father’s name is Dudley Gayle, who worked as a policeman, and his mother’s name is Hazel Gayle. She used to sell peanuts and snacks. He has 5 siblings. Two of them are Vanclive Parris and Wayne Gayle. 

Age, Physical Appearance and Height

Chris Gayle was born on April 8 1983, and according to the calculation, her current age is 38 years. 

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status is the main things for the Cricket Industry. Fans are also attracted by the Height, Weight & Physical Status The height of Chris Gayle is 188 cm and 1.88 m and feet inches- 6′ 2″. Her weight is in kilograms- 98 kg.weight 

Chris Gayle Waist Size 36 Inches and chest 45 Inches, And biceps 15 Inches. he has Black colour hair and Black colour eyes. Besides this, he is wearing shoe size 11.

Education

Chris Gayle received his schooling from Excelsior High School, Jamaica. He did not attend College. Later, he joined Lucas Cricket Academy in Kingston.

Gayle started playing cricket at the Lucas Cricket Club in his hometown, Kingston. He played for the youth teams in Jamaica before making his international debut. However, he did not have to fight it out hard at the domestic level as he made his international debut just 11 months after making his First-Class debut for Jamaica.

Personal Life

Chris Gayle is married to his longtime girlfriend Natasha Berridge. She is a fashion designer by profession. After dating for a long period, they both got married on 31 st May 2009. The couple is madly in love and often shares pictures on their Instagram account. They have a daughter whose name is Blush.

Career

Domestic Career

Gayle started playing cricket at the Lucas Cricket Club in his hometown, Kingston. He played for the youth teams in Jamaica before making his international debut. However, he did not have to fight it out hard at the domestic level as he made his international debut just 11 months after making his First-Class debut for Jamaica.

However, he made his way back into domestic cricket in 2006, where he joined the English county Worcestershire to play in the County Championship season. He played three First Class games and five one-dayers. He scored four half-centuries in 8 matches.

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International Career

A 19-year-old Chris Gayle made his international debut in an ODI against the Indian Cricket Team at Toronto in Canada on September 10 1999. He scored just 1 run batting at No. 4. He also bowled 6 overs that fetched 37 runs out of the 165 that India scored for victory.

Six months later, he played his first-ever Test match against Zimbabwe in Trinidad that started on March 15 2000. He scored 33 in the first innings and a golden duck in the second. Gayle also picked up figures of 3/25 in the first innings. The home side eventually won the contest by 35 runs.

Chris Gayle made a name for himself in 2002 when he registered three centuries against India and joined the greats like Sir Vivian Richards and Brian Lara to the list of West Indians with more than 1,000 international runs in a calendar year. He then had an ordinary couple of years before 2005.

In 2005, Chris Gayle was picked to play the Test matches against South Africa. In the fourth Test, he scored his maiden triple century (317) to save the game and recorded the highest individual score against the South African cricket team. However, his career was threatened after a few heart problems in the series that followed. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect causing cardiac dysrhythmia. But given how strong the Man he is mentally and physically, he soon returned to Test cricket and became only the fourth West Indian to carry his bat in a Test inning.

Gayle made his T20I debut against New Zealand on February 16 2006, at Eden Park in Auckland. He opened the innings and scored just 10 runs off 12 balls. He returned with figures of 2/22 in his 4 overs. Interestingly, both sides could manage only 126 runs, and the result was obtained after a ‘bowl-out’. The hosts won the game.

Chris Gayle then participated in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 and made the tournament his own. He scored 150 runs more than any other batsman in the tournament and became the highest run-getter with 474 runs under his belt. He also took 8 wickets in the series and was awarded the ‘Man of the Tournament award.

The Jamaican could not continue his form in the ICC ODI World Cup 2007. HoweverChris Gayle was again at his best when the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup was played a few months later. He recorded the first-ever T20 international hundred in the tournament. He thus became the first cricketer to score centuries in three different formats at the international level.

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 tournament’s opening game and helped the Windies beat the mighty Australians. After that, however, they lost in the semi-final to Sri Lanka.

In December 2009, Chris Gayle scored a 70-ball century in a Test match against Australia, which was the fifth-fastest Test century. Eleven months later, he registered another triple century (333) and became just the fourth cricketer to score two triple centuries in Test cricket after Sir Donald Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag.

He also led West Indies in the 2010 edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. Another major point in his career came in the ICC T20 World Cup 2012. He scored a blazing knock of 75 runs against Australia in the tournament’s semi-final to power the Windies into the final. Gayle’s 75 was the highest individual score in the competition. The ‘Men in Maroon’ went on to win the coveted trophy for the first time 2 days later.

He was selected to play the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England. In the tournament, he was West Indies’ highest run-getter with 96 runs in 3 innings. Fast forward to ICC T20 World Cup 2014, Chris Gayle was the leading run-getter for West Indies with 143 runs in 5 innings.

The ICC ODI World Cup 2015 was his fourth consecutive ICC ODI World Cup. The ‘legend’ was once again the leading run-getter in the tournament. Chris Gayle scored 340 runs in 6 innings. He scored his maiden ODI double hundred in this competition and became the first cricketer in a World Cup. In the same innings, he shared a 372-run partnership with Marlon Samuels, the highest partnership in a World Cup game.

Gayle was once again a part of a successful campaign for West Indies in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016, where they became the first team to win the title twice. Gayle scored 113 runs in 4 innings.

The Jamaican played his fifth consecutive ICC ODI World Cup in 2019. He had announced before the tournament that he would retire from ODI cricket as soon as the competition got over. However, he managed to score only 242 runs in 8 games and then decided to continue his ODI career. As a result, he became the most capped player for West Indies in the World Cup with 455 appearances in international cricket.

Chris Gayle decided to take a break from cricket in December 2019. His return date is unknown.

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T20 Leagues Career

The Western Australia Warriors signed the hard-hitting batsman for the inaugural edition of the Big Bash League in 2009/10. The same year, he was also picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders to play in the second edition of the Indian Premier League. He had quite regular two seasons before switching to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011.

The switch proved to be quite beneficial for him as he emerged as the highest run-getter in the tournament with 608 runs to his name with 2 hundred and 3 fifties. He also hit the most number of sixes that season. He hit 44 sixes while the second name on the list, MS Dhoni, had hit just 23 even after playing 4 more innings. He received five ‘Man of the Match awards and was also named the ‘Most Valuable Player of IPL 2011.

In the BBL, he moved to Sydney Thunder for the following season. He was the highest run-getter in the series with 293 runs, including a century. He then participated in the Bangladesh Premier League playing for the Barisal Burners and scored two centuries.

Chris Gayle continued his good form in the 2012 edition of the IPL. He scored 733 runs in 14 matches and became the first cricketer to win two IPL Orange Caps. Moreover, he won it in consecutive seasons. He also scored the maximum number of sixes (59) in the season. However, his best individual performance in T20 history came in the following season.

Chris Gayle’s highest score in IPL and T20 cricket came against Pune Warriors India on April 23 2013, when he scored 175 in just 66 balls. He broke multiple records in the innings, including the fastest century in any form of competitive cricket (30 balls) and the most number of sixes in a T20 inning (17). To add to it, he also took 2 wickets in the match.

He had fairly regular seasons of T20 cricket till 2016. Chris Gayle played for the Adelaide Striker in the Big Bash League in 2016 and equalled Yuvraj Singh’s record of fastest fifty in T20 cricket (12 balls). The same year, he played for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League and managed only 103 runs in 5 matches. He played for the Karachi Kings the following year and managed only 160 runs in 9 games.

In April 2017, Christopher Henry Gayle became the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. He had a turnaround year in IPL 2018 when the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) snapped him for his base price of INR 2 crore after being snubbed by his previous franchise all of a sudden. He scored 368 runs in 2018 and 490 runs in 2019 for KXIP.

Net Worth

The total net worth of Mr Chris Gayle is estimated to be 35 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 come 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.

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.

Awards

  • Man of the Tournament in ICC Champions Trophy 2006
  • ‘Jamaican Sportsman of the Year’ in 2010
  • Orange Cap in IPL 2011
  • Maximum sixes award in IPL 2011
  • Most Valuable Player in IPL 2011
  • Orange Cap in IPL 2012
  • Maximum sixes award in IPL 2012
  • Maximum sixes award in IPL 2013
  • Maximum sixes award in IPL 2015
  • ‘Order of Distinction (OD) awarded by Jamaican Honours System

Car Collection

  • Mercedes Benz GL-63 AMG
  • Toyota Land Cruiser V8
  • Bentley Customized

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