Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle revealed what inspired him to choose Cricket as a career

Cricket Motivation

Jamaican striker Chris Gayle revealed what inspired him to choose cricket as a career on an interview with We all know that Chris Gayle as a most destructive batsman and once he settles on the field, it's a nightmare for any bowler you could ever imagine. The Universal Boss is the most loved and feared man in the field. It is obvious that when Gayle says that he idolized another opener when he was young, that pretty much adds essence to this story.


  • Delroy Morgan, a right-hand Jamaica opener who inspired young Chris Gayle to choose Cricket as a career.
  • Gayle played for Lucas Cricket Club along with his idol Morgan when he was starting a cricketing career.
  • Gayle's family loves Cricket and they all play it. Their support and inspiration make Gayle as a Universal Boss that we see him now.

Gayle's older brother, Vanclive Parris, played cricket at a youth level for Jamaica, and Lucus and Kensington in the Senior Cup as an off-spinner. Gayle recalls, "I grew up with a lot of cricket happening around me in my city. I lived next to Lucas Cricket Club and I used to go and score the board and watch my older brother at that time."

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Chris Gayle reveals his inspiration for Cricket

Gayle further adds, "There were these two opening batsmen, One of whom was Delroy Morgan (Gayle's inspiration), who played first-class cricket but unfortunately never eventually went on to represent the country."

Delroy Morgan, a right-hand batsman who used to open the batting for Jamaica, scoring 2872 runs in his career between 1986 to 2000. Admiring him Gayle developed an interest in Cricket.

"So, I used to watch those two as a youngster, and then obviously as you get older you start watching international cricket. But it was them who got me started," says Gayle.

"My family inspired me to become a cricketer, to be honest. They all played cricket, so that kick-started my career," Gayle concludes.

Morgan is just a spark that lightened young Gayle to believe and kept him to work on his games. Gayle eventually played for Lucas Cricket Club which routes to the universal's most destructive batsman who goes for big hits that we see him now.