Jamaican superstar cricketer Chris Gayle has a net worth of $14 million US dollars.
Considered one of the most powerful batsmen in limited-overs cricket, Gayle has set numerous records in all formats of the game.
Chris Gayle has earned his net worth as an international cricket player for the West Indies; he was the captain of the West Indies’ Test side from 2007 to 2010.
He was born on September 21, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Before making his first-class debut for Jamaica at 19, Gayle played for the West Indies at youth international level.
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, very 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, that became the highest individual T20 score (175 not out). It eclipsed the previous mark set by Brendon McCullum of Gujarat Lions.
At the launch of the Caribbean Premier League, he was announced as the first franchise player for the league.
He plays domestic cricket for Jamaica, and also represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League and the Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League.
He has also represented Worcestershire, the Western Warriors, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Kolkata Knight Riders and Somerset in his career.
Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the 2015 World Cup. He finished on 215 runs, which was the record for highest score in a World Cup until it was broken by Martin Guptill against Gayle’s own team.
He is one of the five players to score a double century in ODIs. In March 2016, Gayle became only the second player (after Brendon McCullum) to hit two Twenty20 International hundreds, scoring 100 not out against England.
In a Twenty 20 International he holds the record for the highest innings he scored 117 against South Africa in the first match of the 2007 World Twenty20.
In 2009 he received criticism about his commitment for arriving very late for his second IPL competition, an away Test series against England. During his career with the Royal Challenger Bangalore he has been very instrumental in many victories and received five man of the match awards for his performances.
Gayle has been involved in a few controversies, even though he has been considered a calm and cool cricket play; he was involved in a dispute over sponsorship issues in 2005 between the West Indies Cricket Board, and several of the players.
Also at the 2005 October’s Champions Trophy tournament which was held in India, he was fined 30 percent of his match fee for repeated verbal exchanges between him and Australian batsman Michael Clarke.
He is also known for receiving an official reprimand and warning, during the 2007 tour of England for his public display of criticism against the West Indies Cricket Board.
In January 2016, while being interviewed by Network Ten commentator Mel McLaughlin during the 2015–16 Big Bash League season, Gayle said:
“So hopefully we can win this game and we can have a drink after” followed by “Don’t blush, baby”.
The comments were criticised by the Australian media.
Owing to his popularity, he continues to be reached by product advertisers to market their brands, and he’s eventually become a routine feature of commercial advertisements of popular brands.
Chris Gayle has a lovely grand house in the hills of Jamaica, which provides marvelous panoramic view of Kingston.
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