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10 Things About Chris Gayle You Did Not Know

Photo Credit: paddynapper/Wikimedia Commons.
Photo Credit: paddynapper/Wikimedia Commons.

Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle was born September 21, 1979, in Kingston, Jamaica. He started his cricket career at Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston and has moved on since then to cement his place not only in Jamaica and West Indies cricket history books but also in the annals of world cricket.

Here are 10 things that you may not know about this cricket maverick:

1. Gayle has changed his alias from Worl’ Boss to the Universe Boss

2. He refers to himself more often in the third person than any other cricketer

3. Chris Gayle is the only man in the history of the game to score two triple centuries in test, double century in One Day and a century in T20

4. His first cricket coach was a woman

5. He has no regrets about using the now popular line, “Don’t Blush Baby”

6. He started his sojourn in a 2 bedroom house in a tenement yard and now lives in a 9 bedroom ‘palace’ which he refers to as the ark

7. He sees his heart surgery as a life changing experience

8. He is the biggest comedian around his teammates

9. He spends more time honing his skills than most cricketers

10. He was accused of having an affair with the fiancée of former millionaire Allen Stanford

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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