Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle Birthday: 5 rare, unknown batting records of Universe Boss


Chris Gayle, a batting legend for the West Indies, turns 43. The “Universe Boss,” as he likes to be called, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on September 21, 1979. Gayle is well known for his love of parties throughout the world. Gayle gained a reputation for staying up late partying and then slamming sixes the next day in the games, particularly during the Indian Premier League. Many Indian cricketers, including Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, and particularly former Indian captain Virat Kohli, who was his teammate and captain at Royal Challengers Bangalore, are also good friends with Gayle.

In the T20s, Chris Gayle has scored four straight 50s. His first two goals came against the New Zealand cricket team, and his following two came against Australia and England, respectively.

The Cosmos Boss Gayle has played in the One Day Internationals the fourth-longest career. Over the course of 19 years and 337 days, he played in his entire ODI career. He has played 483 international cricket matches in his career and set and broken numerous records. One record, though, is more notable than the others. That is the most sixes ever in an international cricket match. Gayle has hit the most sixes of any batter with 553 in 483 games.

A select group of batters, including Chris Gayle, has two triple tonnes in Test cricket. Others include Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag, and Sir Don Bradman. In the 2013 IPL match against Sahara Pune Warriors, Chris Gayle hit an unbeaten 175. Even after almost ten years, it came off of just 66 balls and continues to be the highest individual score in the league.