2012 Season Statistics
|Birth Date||21 September 1979|
Arguably the most devastating contemporary batsman, Gayle is the first player to score a century in international Twenty20 cricket; the only man to score seven or more tons in the Twenty20 format; and is the leading six-hitter in Twenty20s. This 32-year-old Jamaican batsman is all about power and brute force. Besides playing for his home team, Jamaica in the Caribbean Twenty20 competition and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Gayle struts his stuff for teams in various T20 tournaments around the world. He has enjoyed success everywhere he’s played, as no boundary or total is beyond his reach. The big man from Caribbean is also a safe catcher and a handy off-spinner. In his first two stints with the Royal Challengers Bangalore – in IPL 2011 and 2011 CLT20 – he was the team’s leading run-getter who single-handedly took the team to the final. In the 2012 season he shattered all boundaries, piling up agony worth 733 runs on the bowlers, scoring 160 runs per 100 balls.