Born September 21, 1979 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, including in 2012 the first ever player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored the fastest century across any format from 30 balls and the highest individual score (175) in an innings in T20 cricket. 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.
Gayle started his cricket career with the famous Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston, Jamaica. Gayle claimed “If it was not for Lucas I don’t know where I would be today. Maybe on the streets.” Lucas Cricket Club’s nursery has been named in honour of Gayle.
Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level prior to making his first-class debut aged 19 for Jamaica. He played his first One Day International eleven months later, and his first Test match six months after that. Gayle, who normally opens the innings when he plays for the West Indies, is a destructive batsman who is most effective playing square of the wicket. In July 2001, Gayle (175), together with Daren Ganga (89) established the record for opening partnerships at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo when they put on 214 together against Zimbabwe.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. Who is the top scorer so far in IPL Season-6?
2. For which team Bombrah plays in Indian Premier League?
3. Name the cricketer from J&K who was in 30 probables for Champions Trophy?
4. Who is Rajvinder Singh Rathore?
5. Who won the inaugural match of the ongoing Police Martyrs Memorial Volleyball Tournament at Udhampur?
Answers of the last week:
1. 67 2. PTS Kathua 3. Paras Dogra and Sumit Narwal 4. Indian women boxer 5 Aaron Finch
The best entry of this week was received from Faizan Sheikh, H No 82, Old Janipur, Ambedkar Nagar, High Court Road, Jammu,
The other entries of the week were from from Rahul Bhan, Jammu, Rohan Gupta from Bakshi Nagar, Jammu, Ankush Sharma from Talab Tiloo, Jammu, Aamir from Doda and Arjun Kumar from Krishna Nagar, Jewel, Jammu.