Chris Gayle: The Most Travelled Cricketer in the World
As of now, Windies left-handed batsman, Chris Gayle is currently playing in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) for Balkh Legends. The Caribbean legend has now registered a unique record as reported by News America. According to a report, Chris Gayle became the most travelled cricketer in the history of the game, completing over two million kilometres of flying around the globe to play the game.
Gayle is the most travelled cricketer in the world
As per it, if Chris Gayle was an astronaut, that distance would cover three round trips to the moon and is also equivalent to circling the planet 50 times. The report further claimed that if the Jamaican star were shooting up like a rocket, he would have gone way beyond any human ever has. Gayle has thus far featured in 869 competitive games which include first-class, List A and T20s.
Moreover, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is the second most travelled cricketer with 1.25 million kilometres. Australian legend, Sir Donald Bradman became the third with 0.24 million kilometres.
Meanwhile, no other player can come close to the 39-year-old batsman in T20 cricket to achieve the feat of his numbers. He has scored 11,777 runs in 348 T20 matches and holds tons of records to his names. Chris Gayle has scored 21 centuries in the shortest format of the game including a brilliant knock of unbeaten 175 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2013. Moreover, it remains the highest individual score in T20s till date.
In addition to that, he has also achieved some incredible feats in other formats. He is also amongst the few cricketers who have scored two triple century in Test cricket. Chris Gayle has played 284 ODIs and is short of 273 runs to complete his 10,000 runs. The southpaw is one of the most hard-hitting players in the history of the game and is yet to break a few of the records from his last serving period.