Christopher Henry Gayle, popularly known as Chris Gayle, is a West Indies cricketer. He also served as the captain of West Indies cricket team from 2007 to 2010. This celebrated player is known for setting and breaking numerous records in all form of crickets. Widely acknowledged as the greatest destructive batsman, he is someone who can instill fear in bowlers.
Recently this West Indies batsman joined India’s Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa’s Hashim Amla in a new record.
He set the record as the only 3rd batsman in the history of ODI cricket who scored centuries against 11 different countries.
This happened during the Group A fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018. West Indies was playing against the United Arab Emirates and defeated the latter by 60 runs.
Gayle scored 123 out of 91 balls. In his electrifying performance, he clubbed 11 sixes and 7 fours. This 38-year-old batsman was in a terrific form and made the balls disappeared in all sides of the field. He reached a half-century in just 47 balls.
The UAE became the 11th country against which Gayle scored a century. Canada, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, and India are other 10 countries.
He also holds the third place for most sixes in ODIs. The cricketers holding position one and two are Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya respectively.