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Art -Jamaican art Richard Hugh Blackford's Cricket Paintings "Chris Gayle"

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Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle - Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He is considered one of the most powerful batsmen in limited-overs cricket, and holds numerous records in all formats of the game. He is one of only four players who have scored two triple centuries at Test level: 317 against South Africa in 2005, and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010. He is known as a big hitter, very often hitting sixes; in 2012 he became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored a 30-ball century, that became the highest individual T20 score (175 not out) eclipsing the previous mark set by Brendon McCullum of Kolkata Knight Riders. At the launch of the Caribbean Premier League he was announced as the first franchise player for the league. Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the 2015 World Cup. He finished on 215 runs, which was the record for highest score in a World Cup until it was broken by Martin Guptill against Gayle's own team. He is one of the five players to score a double century in ODIs. In March 2016, Gayle became only the second player (after Brendon McCullum) to hit two Twenty20 International hundreds, scoring 100 not out against England.