By Abagail Sullivan
Two years after international cricket star Chris Gayle underwent back surgery for a compressed nerve from a herniated disc at the LESS Institute, he’s trailing his journey to success in all the right places.
Professor Dr. Kingsley R. Chin performed successful orthopedic surgery on Gayle back in August 2015, and Gayle has been soaring ever since in continuing his remarkable record-breaking career. Just one month after his procedure, Gayle was back to training. He returned to competitive play three months post-surgery, and re-began a saga of successes.
Since then, Gayle has broken an international record to become the player to hit the most sixes in winning the ICC Twenty20 (T20) Internationals and has claimed victory at the most prestigious international cricket tournament, the ICC World Twenty20 Final, alongside his team members on the West Indies. As for his most recent breakthrough performance, Gayle had a record breaking stretch at the Bangledesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Final.
Records set in Gayle’s BPL performance:
First Century in T20 Finals 146 in 69 balls
Most sixes (18) to break his personal best
Fastest century in T20 Finals 100 in 58 balls
Crossed 11,000 run mark in T20, ahead of second-on-the-list player Brendon McCullum with 8526
First batsman to hit 20 hundreds in T20s and to smash 800 sixes in T20s, ahead of second-on-the-list player Kieron Pollard with 506