Johannesburg, June. 8 : West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has equated himself to football superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo in his recently-released autobiography ' Six Machine'.
The 36-year-old maverick batsman has a slew of records to his name, including being one of only four men to have scored two Test triple centuries and being the first batsman to smash a ton in each of the three formats.
And according to Gayle, he doesn't go after records but such milestones somehow happen 'naturally' to him.
Johannesburg, June. 4 : West Indies controversial batsman Chris Gayle has claimed that he was treated badly and made a scapegoat after his infamous comments to a female journalist during last year's Big Bash League in Australia sparked a sexism row.
The 36-year-old was fined USD 7,500 and was censured heavily by former cricketers for leaving the reporter angry and embarrassed after he asked her out on a date during a broadcast interview before adding the 'Don't blush baby' remark.
Melbourne, May. 24 : With Chris Gayle struggling to set aside an array of controversies surrounding him, Big Bash League club Melbourne Renegades have decided to not re-sign the West Indies controversial batsman for the T20 tournament's next season.
"We'll unveil our international signings soon and Chris isn't part of those plans," Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry was quoted saying by cricket. com. au.
Melbourne, May. 21 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has set the stage for another controversy after making tasteless remarks to a female reporter during a recent interview, which touched upon subjects like sex, women and equality.
According to an article published by the London-based journalist, the 36-year-old, who calls himself the 'Universe Boss', asked her whether she had ever had a threesome and claimed to have "a very, very big bat, the biggest in the wooooorld" before adding, 'You think you could lift it? You'd need two hands.'
Kolkata, May 17 : Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle has compared team-mates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to fictional superheroes Batman and Superman after their scintillating stroke play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The duo followed up their astonishing 229-run stand against Gujarat Lions with a 115-run match winning partnership against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens on Monday. RCB defeated KKR by nine wickets.
Johannesburg, May 17 : Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has surpassed team-mate Chris Gayle's record to become the highest run-getter in a single Indian Premier League ( IPL) season.
The Indian prolific batsman smashed an unbeaten 75 off 51 balls to break Gayle's record of 733 runs during his side's nine-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens last evening.
Kohli has notched up 752 runs in the 12 matches so far, including three centuries and five half-centuries in contrast to Gayle's record from 15 matches, Sport24 reported.
Kolkata, May 17 : Royal Challengers Bangalore's swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has showered praise on his team-mates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers by describing them as the 'most destructive batting pair' at the moment.
Gayle's remark came after the duo produced yet another brilliant performance to lead their side to a thumping nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here last evening.
Melbourne, Apr. 23 : West Indies controversial batsman Chris Gayle will not be prevented from playing in the Big Bash Twenty20 league next season, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has said.
Earlier this year, the 36-year-old explosive southpaw had stirred a controversy following his infamous 'Don't blush baby' boundary-line interview with a female television reporter. He was later fined USD 10,000 for his inappropriate comments.
New Delhi, Apr. 21 : West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has welcomed the arrival of his first daughter and took to social media to announce that he has named her ' blush'.
"We would like to welcome the arrival of our beautiful daughter 'Blush' to this world 2 hours ago, Thank God #GoodHealth&Strength," Gayle posted on his Instagram account, along with a photo of his partner Natasha Berridge.
"The greatest gift and feelings anyone would want. Great experience witnesses every bit of it. Have to give my blessings to Tasha, strong woman. #Amen," he added.
Melbourne, Apr. 18 : Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has admitted he is not too worried about Chris Gayle's current run of poor form and believes he will deliver soon in the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Gayle, who is among the most destructive batsman in the world, struck just a run in his two IPL matches while scored a total of mere 14 runs from 19 balls in his past five T20 outings.
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