Chris Gayle becomes the most travelled cricketer in the history of the game

Gayle is currently playing for the Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL).

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The swashbuckling West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has achieved a unique landmark, as the Universe boss has become the most traveled cricketer in the history of the game.

Gayle, who is regarded as the best T20 batsman ever grace the game, has turned up for 24 teams in T20s (Club and Country) around the world so far in his cricketing career, and in the process, he has clocked more than 2 Million kilometers of flying around the globe to play cricket.

According to a report, if 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 was just shooting up like a rocket, he would have gone way beyond any human ever has.

Interestingly, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is the second most traveled cricketer of all time with 1.25 million kilometers followed by Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman on the third with 0.24 million kilometers.

Noteworthy, the 39-year-old made his First-class debut in 1998 for Jamaica at Sabina Park and has featured in a total of 869 domestic matches around the world till the start of the CPL 2018.

One of the game’s finest ambassadors, Gayle is the most successful T20 cricketer and no one player is close to his records, as the left-hander has amassed a whopping 11,777 runs in 348 T20 matches.

(Input: IRIE FM)


By Rashmi Nanda - 13 Oct, 2018

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