Christopher Henry Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays domestic cricket for Jamaica, and also represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League and the Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has also represented Worcestershire, the Western Warriors, Barisal Burners and the Kolkata Knight Riders in his career. He was also selected for team Uva Next for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012.
He is one of only four players who have scored two triple centuries at Test level: 317 against South Africa in 2005, and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010. He is known as a big hitter, often hitting sixes; in 2012 he became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored a 30-ball century, the fastest across any format, that became the highest individual T20 score (175). It eclipsed the previous mark set by Brendan McCullum of Kolkata Knight Riders. At the launch of the Caribbean Premier League he was announced as the first franchise player for the league.
Full name Christopher Henry Gayle
Born 21 September 1979 (age 34) Kingston, Jamaica
Nickname Gayleforce, GayleStorm, Master Storm,
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm offbreak
National side West Indies
Test debut (cap 232) 16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe
ODI debut (cap 97) 11 September 1999 v India
ODI shirt no. 45
T20I debut 16 February 2006 v New Zealand