Former West Indies captain and legendary batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The big-hitting 39-year-old opener, who has scored 9,727 runs in 284 ODIs, is also making a comeback in the West Indies squad and is set to play his first international on February 20 after a break of almost 6 months
Since his ODI debut in 1999, Gayle has been one of the most feared batsmen in the shorter formats of the game. He has scored 23 ODI hundred for West Indies, including the first-ever World Cup double century against Zimbabwe four years ago.
Chris Gayle is a cricketer who hails from Jamaica, an island nation in the Carribean. He is considered as one of the finest limited overs cricketers and perhaps the best T20 cricketer of all time.
In Picture: Chris Gayle at his stylish best. The Windies star is known for his uber-cool and suave dressing style. (All Pics/Chris Gayle's Instagram)
Chris Gayle began his career with Lucas Cricket Club and hails the move to this day.
In pic: Chris Gayle just getting his ride pimped at a shoot
Gayle went on to make ODI debut in September 1999, his Test debut in March 2000 and T20I debut in February 2006
For better or 'nurse': With the two helps that nursed him during his injury recently - one being Natasha Berridge
Chris Gayle is no stranger to controversies. In 2005, he and the West Indies Cricket Board were in dispute over sponsorship and was dropped from a Test match against South Africa.
Chris Gayle is undoubtedly the ladies man
In January 2016, Chris Gayle had made sexist remarks to a female pitch-reporter also asking her out for a drink. Gayle was later fined by his BBL team Renegades. (Pic/ Agencies)
In 2009, Gayle came under the radar for veteran cricketers after he apparently decided to leave captaincy and also for his statement saying he would not mind if T20 cricket overtook Test cricket in future. Many Windies veterans questioned Gayle's comments. However, Gayle later clarified saying that it was taken out of context and he would not resign as captain
Chris Gayle with buddy Dwayne Bravo at the CG6 Party
Arrested for too much partying: This is what followed after Chris Gayle asked a police officer to dance
Chris Gayle enjoys a cigar at a club party. He has numerous amount of photos of him smoking cigars and drinking Carribean liquor on Instagram
Chris Gayle shows us how he parties at home. Lying down like a true 'Don' smoking a cigar with drinks and ice on the side
Chris Gayle with a 'friend'. No tongue-in-cheek moment here! Chris Gayle has no qualms of sharing photos of the women he parties with and has done so on many occasions.
Chris Gayle with his partner Natasha Berridge. The two were dating for quite awhile but was kept under wraps
Chris Gayle and Natasha getting all naughty for this photo. Natasha is reportedly a nurse and has helped Gayle in recovery during injury times
In 2016, Gayle announced the arrival of his daughter with Natasha Berridge, named Blush. However, in an interview later, he confirmed that her daughter is Krisallyna
In pic: Chris Gayle with his partner Natasha and their baby Blush on Mother's Day
Chris Gayle with his little daughter Blush. Now, Gayle shares quite a few photos of him enjoying with his little baby girl. The two of them make a super daddy-daughter duo
Chris Gayle introduces some kink - with the new dance pole he added into his room
Do you smell what Chris Gayle is cooking? Gayle is quite a sport at this and has a lot of barbecue parties
Another Pirate of the Caribbean! That's Chris Gayle for you in one of his many avatars
Chris Gayle with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar during the latter's milestone 200th Test match
Chris Gayle with Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Yuvraj Singh
Chris Gayle with his West Indies teammate and friend Dwayne Bravo during one of their night outs. The two WI players are often seen parting together.
You can call this Luda-Chris!: Gayle With rapper Ludacris
Chris Gayle in a royal avatar on a television show. He is quite a sport
Indeed a Merry Chris-tmas for Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle prepares for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The fastest man along with the biggest hitter: Chris Gayle with Usain Bolt
Chris Gayle gets his biker boy image just right
Looks like Chris is ready to 'pack' a punch here with his abs
Chris Gayle in a delightful 'desi' avatar. He often says that he is very fond of Indian traditions and the attire as well
Chris Gayle the Octopus? This photo says so...
Chris Gayle does pass off as a cool police officer, doesn't he?
Chris Gayle with his new styled blonde beard. he set the internet on fire when he shares few photos of his new beard style
Chris Gayle seems to have a keen interest in golf. Tiger, beware!
Introducing - Chris Gayle the crooner!
Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who is known for his super cool attitude and playboy-like image, has announced that he will retire from International ODI cricket after the ICC World Cup 2019. Chris Gayle is one of the most explosive batsmen, a witty character on the field and his fans just love him for his antiques. We profile the journey of a champion cricketer, a Casanova, a doting father and a loving partner. (Pics/ Chris Gayle Instagram)
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