Universe Boss signs off in style: Chris Gayle popularly called as “Universer Boss” and “Six-Machine” signs off in style from International cricket. He has not completely retired from cricket as he has stated that he would like to retire from the local home ground of Jamaica and would like to say thanks for the fans. Six Machine and a record-setting Champion told.
Christopher Henry Gayle, OD is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. Also known as Six-Machine, Charismatic batter, Universe Boss, Big Man.
Although he hasn’t officially retired from international cricket, the send-off from his teammates suggested the two sixes he hit against Australia in Abu Dhabi were the last scoring shots of his T20 World Cup career in which he has smoked 63 sixes, by far the most by anyone and 30 more than the next best Yuvraj Singh (33).
The Six Machine Partially announced Retirement: Chris Gayle, the West Indies charismatic batter and the most prolific six-hitter in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history, ended the 2021 tournament with two big sixes in style and he proved that he is still a Six Machine. Universe Boss signs off in style at his home ground in Jamaica, WI as he would like to thank his fans for their unconditional support for many years.
Gayle is the only player in match history to score 10 sixes in an innings, having done it twice - 11 against England in Mumbai in 2016 and 10 against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2007. This is two of the 18 occasions he has seen him. Hit 10 or more sixes in an innings in T20 cricket. No other batsman in the world has done this even five times. No one can near to Chris Gayle on this record.
The dashing batter also holds the world record for most number of sixes (1045) in a T20 career. Exceptionally, he has hit 100 sixes in a calendar year six times – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. The only other batter with 100 sixes in a year is his countryman Andre Russell, who achieved this feat once in 2019. No one achieved more than once to chase Six Machine.
It should not be a surprise to learn that Gayle holds the world record for most sixes (18) in an innings in the final of the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League. He was then asked if he considered himself a Bradman in the T20s. “No, I’m the greatest of all time,” he famously replied
T20 World Cup Century Maker: The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup began in 2007 with a century by Chris Gayle. West Indies and South Africa met for the first time at the Wanderers in the tournament’s inaugural match, and the left-hander scored 117 off 57 balls. Nine years later, he scored another century (100 not out off 48 balls) against England in Mumbai in 2016.
Of 8 batters with a century in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Gayle is the only one who has done it in two games. Including the two hundreds in the T20 World Cup, Gayle has hit 22 in T20 cricket – 14 more than the next best Aaron Finch, (8 hundreds) David Warner, (8 hundreds) and Michael Klinger (8 hundreds).
Chris Gayle, aka the Universe Boss: Gayle has accumulated 965 runs in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket. The second most in the competition’s history and only behind Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene (1016 runs). With 143,21 runs, the SIX Machine batter is also the highest run-getter in the history of 20-over cricket.
Investing in his runs, centuries and sixes, West Indies won two ICC Men’s T20 World Cups. Gayle played a winning role with 222 runs at a strike-rate of 150.00 in the 2012 tournament in Sri Lanka and 113 runs at SR 194.82 in the 2016 edition in India. WI won the world cup with the key performance by Universe Boss.