Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle is an opening batsman of West Indies. He is known for his fiersome hitting. In 2015 World Cup, Chris Gayle scored the first double century by any player.

Chris Gayle Records

Twenty20 Internationals

  • First batsman to score more than one hundred in Twenty20 World Cup: 2, he scored his first World T20 century in Johannesburg in 2007 and the second against England at Mumbai on March 16, 2016.
  • Highest number of sixes: 98

Controversies

In January 2016, Chris Gayle came under criticism for his sexist comments during a live interview in a Big Bash League match. Chris Gayle has propositioned Channel 10 pitch-side reporter Mel McLaughlin during a mid-match interview. He first asked her out for a drink and later said "Don't blush, baby". Chris Gayle defended his comments saying that it was a joke and not meant to be taken seriously. He was however fined $10,000 by his club Melbourne Renegades.

In May 2016, in another interview, with a Times journalist Charlotte Edwardes, Chris Gayle has asked her a series of inappropriate questions.

2015

Chris Gayle scored a double century against Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup. He made the highest individual score by a batsman in World Cup matches, a record which was broken by Martin Guptill of New Zealand later in the tournament. Gayle suffered a recurring back injury in the tournament. After West Indies lost to New Zealand in the quarter-finals of 2015 World Cup, Chris Gayle clarified that he is not retiring from any format of the game. He made it clear that he intends to play the Twenty20 World Cup in 2016. Chris Gayle will not play in the home series against England as he recuperates from the back injury.