Gayle launches autobiography in city

New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle launched his autobiography ‘Six Machine, which contains extensive details about his life and career here on Friday.

The book was unveiled Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur at a city hotel.

“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,” Gayle said in a statement.

Congratulating Gayle for the launch of his autobiography, Thakur 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,” the BCCI chief added.

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag also congratulated the former West Indies captain on the book launch.

“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,” Sehwag said.

True to his flamboyant style, ‘Six Machine’ is a no-holds-barred take on life by 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.

–IANS

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