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Facts about Chris Gayle

Facts about Chris Gayle Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He is Considered one of the most powerful batsmen in limited-overs cricket, Gayle has set numerous records in all formats of the game.  He has given us many evens to be surprised including his inning of 175 run in IPL. He is also known for his cool dance steps. Many times we have seen him dancing with Virat kohli in IPL.

Here we have top 10 facts about Chris Gayle

1)    Chris Gayle was born on 21 September, 1979 in Kingston.

2)    He is the first player to score Centuries in all three formats of Cricket ( Test, ODI, T20).

10 facts about Chris Gayle3)    In 137 years of history of Test cricket, Gayle is the only player to Hit a Six in very First Over of the Match. In 2012, Against Bangladesh he  hit six off Sohag Gazi -0.

4)    He hold the records of hitting most sixes n Ipl. In 92 matches he smashed 251 sixes.

5)  He is the 2nd West Indian after Brian Lara and the 4th overall to score two triple centuries Test cricket.

6)   During an Ipl match , he injured a girl with his six. but later when he came to know about it he went to meet that girl in hospital.

7)   He is the first player to score 7000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODI for west Indies.

8 )   He was the first  player to hit 200 sixes in IPL.

9)   One of his team mate Wavell Hinds tweeted that Gayle earlier scored 196 (68) in T20 trial match in Jamaica. And more surprising thing is he just got out in 15th over.

10) In 2005 ,Chris Gayle was forced to leave the field during the Hobart Test due to an irregular heartbeat. 

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Alastair Cook has stepped down as England’s Test captain after a record 59 matches in the role. He gave his decision to Colin Graves, the chairman of the England & Wales Cricket Board, on Sunday evening but has said he wants to continue playing.
                            Appointed in August 2012, Cook has led the team through more Test matches than any other England captain. His record includes Ashes victories at home in 2013 and 2015 as well as series wins in India and South Africa. He also led the one-day side for 69 one-day internationals between 2010 and 2014, another England record. His lows included the 5-0 Ashes whitewash which precipitated a crisis in the Test team and the recent defeats on the sub-continent by India and Bangladesh.

Alastair Cook's record with and without the captaincy

As captain                     59 Tests Average: 46.53
As player 81 Tests Average: 46.36

  Match                               Year                    Result
v Bangladesh                     2010                  Won 2-0
v India 2012/13 Won 2-1
v New Zealand 2012/13 Drew 0-0
v New Zealand 2013 Won 2-0
v Australia 2013 Won 3-1
v Australia 2013/14 Lost 5-0
v Sri Lanka 2014 Lost 1-0
v India 2014 Won 3-1
v West Indies 2014/15 Drew 1-1
v New Zealand 2015 Drew 1-1
v Australia 2015 Won 3-2
v Pakistan 2015/16 Lost 2-0
v South Africa 2015/16 Won 2-1
v Sri Lanka 2016 Won 2-0
v Pakistan 2016 Drew 2-2
v Bangladesh 2016/17 Drew 1-1
v India 2016/17 Lost 4-0

Virat Kohli has become the Role model of all youngsters as he is breaking all possible records on cricket ground so after his mind blowing performance in performance in 2016 in which he scored 2595 runs across all formats in International cricket Wisden Cricketers' Almanac yesterday unveiled Virat Kohli as its cover star for the year 2017, another another feather in the cap of the Indian skipper.
        It seems that till now virat Kohli is only player who can break the records of Sachin Tendulkar and he is going on the right way as Kohli is now the second Indian to receive this honour after Sachin Tendulkar, who adorned the front cover in 2014 after his retirement from international cricket.
              When it comes to cricketers of Asian origin, England all-rounder Moeen Ali is the only other cricketer of Asian origin to feature cover of the magazine
                    Speaking about Kohli, Wisden's editor, Lawrence Booth was quoted saying by ESPNCricinfo, "It underlines the fact that he is a very modern cricketer. It felt like the right time to get some unorthodoxy onto the cover. People often think of Wisden as a bastion of orthodoxy, but cricket is changing so rapidly that it felt like the right time to reflect that, and Kohli was the right man for the job."

MS Dhoni is India's most successful captain in all formats and well known for his cool style of captaincy.
Recently he stepped down as India's ODI, T20I captain. So here we have list of his captaincy records of MS Dhoni

Won %
45.00 %
55.28 %
56.94 %
53.78 %

Most successful Indian captain 

 Dhoni is India's most successful captain in all 3 formats - Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He  did captaincy of  India in 60 Tests with 27 wins. In ODIs, he led India  in 199 matches, winning 110 and losing 74 (4 tied and 11 no results). In 72 T20Is as captain, he won 42 and lost 28 (2 no results).

 Highest serving India skipper 

 He's the highest serving India captain in all formats. Former India skippers Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin come close to his tally of matches as India captain.

Record for most sixes

As a captain, MS Dhoni smashed 126 sixes in ODIs,which is  most by any captain.

Most successful captain in all formats
                                                                 Only captain in history to have won all three  ICC   trophies - World Twenty20 (2007), World Cup (2011) and Champions Trophy (2013)

  Milestone of  No.1 position in Tests in his captaincy

Dhoni was the captain of the Indian side when Team India became number one in Tests in 2009. India held that position for 11 months before England defeated them in 2011

Most experienced skipper  

 Dhoni has led Team India in 331 matches (including Tests, ODIs and T20Is) which is most by any captain in the world. 

Most runs by any keeper-captain in ODIs:

 Dhoni scored 6633 runs as a keeper-captain, the most by any keeper-captain in ODIs. He also took 152 stumpings in his international career, most by any wicketkeeper

MS Dhoni has third highest batting average as captain:

After South Africa's AB de Villiers and Sachin Tendulkar MS Dhoni's batting average as a captain in India's ODI wins is 70.83. This is the third-best by any captain in the world with at least 1000 runs. 

More than 50 %  percent in ODIS & T20Is: 

 As a captain MS Dhoni's win percentage in ODIs and T20Is is 59.57%, 59.28% . he has won 27 Tests as India captain with  win percentage of 45% , which makes  him the most successful Indian Test skipper.

India Won 8 ODI bilateral series  in his  captaincy :

Dhoni has won eight ODI bilateral series against as many Test playing nations.Bangladesh was the only team against which he could not to win .Only Ricky Ponting has won more bilateral ODI series (9) than Dhoni. Dhoni's win-loss record in ODIs, is the best among Indian captains to have led the side in at least 20 with 110 wins and 74 losses.


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