New Delhi [India], Sept 9 (ANI
): Aggressive, cavalier, dangerous, and unabashedly flamboyant - these are but a few adjectives that pop into one's mind when one thinks of Christopher Henry Gayle, a man both feared and admired by his competition.
He is just as capable of singlehandedly demolishing entire bowling attacks on whim, as he is of partying late into the night. But what does it feel like to be in the shoes of a man who, through explosive sporting feats on the field and his colourful lifestyle off it, has secured his place in the annals of history and the hearts and minds of cricket fans around the globe? The answer to this question, and several others, is finally revealed to Indian cricket fans with the launch of Chris Gayle's autobiography, 'Six Machine'.
Published by Viking - Penguin UK, the book was unveiled on Friday by Anurag Singh Thakur, President of the BCCI at a gala event in Delhi, which was organised by Dunamis Sportainment in association with Penguin India.
Speaking on the launch of his autobiography, Chris Gayle said, "I'm really excited about releasing my first book. I hope it can reach far and wide, through cricket and beyond, for there are stories to tell and secrets I've waited a long time to share. Being me is fun. I don't believe in boring. And Six Machine is me, in every way."
Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament, said, "The title of Chris Gayle's autobiography, 'Six Machine' aptly describes him and it has indeed been sheer delight to witness the cricket phenomenon created by him. He is one of those fine cricketers whose success will not solely be measured basis the score sheet. He has enthralled the audience with his batting skills, and will certainly continue to do so. I am happy to be associated with the launch of his autobiography, and wish 'Six Machine' all the success."
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag also commented on the launch, saying, "Chris is one of the most fun-loving and genuine people that I've had the pleasure to interact with. His love for cricket shines through in his batting. I am glad that more people will now get to know the real Chris, the person behind the persona. I am confident that 'Six Machine' will be well received by cricketing fans around the world."
True to his style, ' Six Machine
' is a no-holds-barred take on life by Chris Gayle
. The book chronicles how a shy, skinny kid from a tin-roofed shack in the back streets of Kingston became one of the most well-known stars in the global cricketing arena. The story tells of more than just sporting genius; it is a compelling narrative of Chris' struggle, of battling prejudices, and still emerging unscathed with a broad smile on his face. (ANI