Chris Gayle, He Also Plays Test Cricket!

Chris Gayle has 15 centuries and 34 half-centuries at an average of 42.01 in 99 Tests. He also has the distinction of being one of only four batsmen -- Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag -- to make two scores in excess of 300 in Tests.

updated: June 20, 2014 18:24 IST
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Chris Gayle 100th Test
The fun-loving man mountain can mix aggression and caution when the situation demands.

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On Day 2 of the first Test between West Indies and New Zealand at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, the 6-foot 2-inch superstar Chris Gayle walked out to bat in his landmark 100th Test amidst a lot of fanfare and adulation. Gayle, who has been synonymous with a devastating approach to batting in the shortest format of the game in recent times, added a feather to his illustrious journey in white flannels which began 14 years ago.

Recent history suggests Gayle is nothing short of a Twenty20 legend, a benchmark against which a batsman's success and failure in the shortest format of the game can be measured. However, numbers suggest there is lot more to the man than just being an entertaining and free-scoring batter.

On and off the field, Gayle's Test career has seen a lot of highs and lows, including stand-offs with the West Indies Cricket Board. The Jamaican, who wears his attitude on his sleeve, has never hesitated to stand his ground, even if it meant speaking against the policies of the WICB.

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