Chris Gayle records

Chris Gayle has indeed been one of the superstars of international cricket since making his debut way back in 1999. The fact that West Indies were on the wane as a cricketing nation—when he came into the national side— contributed to his on-field heroics and genuine greatness across formats going under the radar.

But looking at his huge list of records, not hard to comprehend that Gayle has been one of the modern-day greats even if he doesn’t fall into the top 10 cricketers of his time.

Chris Gayle T20/IPL records

  • The first batsman to score a century in T20 International cricket and which also happened to be the first century in T20 World Cups

  • Gayle is the first and only batsman to score 10000 runs in all T20 (international and franchise); he has 11235 T20 runs in 318 innings

  • Gayle, in all, has 21 centuries in all Twenty20 cricket

  • He is also the batsman with the most sixes in T20 (834), which is well above the next best  (515 by Kieron Pollard)

  • Gayle holds the record for the fastest T20 century (off just 30 balls)—for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013

  • He was in such great form that April evening (23 April 2013) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, he also went on to record the highest individual score in T20 cricket to date—175* off 66 balls

  • Also in that innings, he hit 13 fours (4s) and 17 sixes (6s), which is now the record for the second-most sixes in a T20 innings; he broke this record himself by hitting 18 sixes while batting for Rangpur Riders against Dhaka Dynamites in Bangladesh Premier League 2017

  • This marauding Jamaican left-hander holds the record for the joint-fastest T20 half-century (12 balls, Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers), which he shares with India’s Yuvraj Singh

  • Gayle has the most centuries in IPL, in addition to being the sixth-highest run-scorer in the Indian T20 league

Chris Gayle centuries in IPL

Score Opponent Season
104* (63) SRH 2018
117 (57) KXIP 2015
175* (66) PWI 2013
128* (62) DD 2012
107 (49) KXIP 2011
102* (55) KKR 2011
  • Chris Gayle has struck the most sixes in IPL (265) and made the highest score in IPL of all time (175*)

  • Chris Gayle is the only batsman to win the IPL Orange Cap in back to back seasons

Chris Gayle ODI records

  • Gayle is the second-highest run scorer in One-Day Internationals for West Indies (9502), second only to the great Brian Lara (10348)

  • This 39-year-old has the most ODI centuries for West Indies (23), four more than Lara’s tally of 19 one-day hundreds

  • He is the first West Indies batsman to hit a double hundred in ODI cricket (215 runs off 147 balls) and also the first batsman to make a double century in ODI World Cup (ICC 2015 World Cup, against Zimbabwe)

  • Gayle also holds the record for the fastest double century in ODI cricket (off 138 balls), bettering the previous best by Virender Sehwag (140 balls)

  • Gayle became only the fifth player in ODI history to make a century in his 100th ODI

  • Chris Gayle has struck the third-most sixes in ODI cricket (265), behind Shahid Afridi (351) and Sanath Jayasuriya (270)

Chris Gayle Test records

  • He is one of only four players—Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag and Brian Lara are the others—who have scored two Test triple centuries (317 and 333)

  • He also has three double centuries in Test cricket, the joint-third-most for West Indies (along with Vivian Richards)

  • Gayle is the first batsman in international cricket to score a century in all three formats (Test, ODI and T20)

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