Christopher Henry Gayle. The name itself is enough to send shudders down the spines of the best of bowlers, enough to make you want to bunk work to go and watch him bat, even if he doesn't do the wonder with bat his bowling makes the day for spectators.
Then there is his Caribbean dance moves to entertain; his mere presence is enough to make headlines such as "Gayle-storm passes through ..." or "Gayle-force destroys ...".
And now Dubai has got the chance to meet this "Gaylestorm".
"Morning Dubai from my balcony". (Instagram)
Gayle has already arrived in the emirates and posted a picture from his hotel room.
Earlier he took to Twiiter to annouce his arrival: "This is a long trip : London-Afghanistan-Iraq-Syria-Dubai..."
"Off to London now! Dubai next!"
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle in coming to Dubai at the SPARTAN Cricket Launch at Sun and Sand Sports, Dubai Festival City Mall.
Fans will get the chance to meet the cricketer on Thursday, September 26 in front of Sun and Sand Sports from 6pm - 8pm.