Six Machine - Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle - Six Machine

Chris Gayle - the first man to hit the first ball of a Test for six, the first man to hit a T20I century, holder of many records, but how much do we really know about one of cricket's biggest megastars?

In his autobiography, Six Machine, subtitled 'I don't like cricket, I love it', Gayle reveals how he went from being a shy, skinny kid from a tin-roofed shack in Kingston who stole empty bottles to buy food, to the top of his game.

And at the top he has stood on several occasions, as the first man to score a World Cup double-century, the fourth to score two Test match triple-centuries and way ahead of his nearest competitors when it comes to hitting Twenty20 sixes.

He also captained the West Indies between 2007 and 2010 and has now played for 14 teams across seven countries and five continents as well as helping West Indies win the ICC World T20 in 2012 and 2016 plus the Champions Trophy in 2004.

Written with Tom Fordyce, this book is a story of more than just sporting genius, but of battling prejudice, of comign from nothing to having everything yet not losing yourself in the process.


Published by Viking on 2nd June 2016 in hardback and eBook, priced at £16.99

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