Mike Gatting

Published : Apr 14 2017 | Modified : Apr 14 2017

Mike Gatting's full name is Michael William Gatting. He was born on 6th June 1957 in Kingsburg of England. Young Mike was called Gatt as his nickname by his parents. He is the former English cricketer.

He is considered as one of the finest player of his time. During the 1980 and 1990, Mike's name was all over England and his fans adored his batting style. Although Mike had a heavy body, he was one of the best batsman and magnificent fielder. His fans used to chant " Who ate all the pie?" during his games to support his size and style.

Mike also has an excellent medium pace bowling skills that make him on the most useful player in the team during his time. According to his biography, he started his in the year 1975 with Middlesex. He continued to work with Middlesex till 1998.

During the 80's and 90's, he was gaining a lot of fame and eventually he came to represent his country 70 times in the test cricket. He also led his country as the captain 23 times in the test cricket.

In the international cricket, he played over 92 limited overs. Taking a record of his gaming history, he scored a total of 36549 runs, 493 catches and took 158 wickets altogether. In the year 1986 and 1987, he led England to victory in Australia in Ashes series fighting strongly against Pakistan.

The right-handed batsman, Mike was known as the "The Fat Controller." His huge body was always made as a part of a joke by the opponent team but he put an end to all the critics with his amazing cricket skills. He was the most successful captain during his era. In the year 1984 and 1985, Mike scored 207 in Madras Test. In 1985, he scored 160 against Australia and in 1987, he scored 183 against India. In the year 1986, Mike got hit by the ball thrown by Malcolm Marshall in the game against West Indies and suffered a nose injury.

Mike Gatting tied a knot of marriage with Elaine Gatting in the year 1980. The marriage picture of Mike and his wife is all over the internet. In fact, the all-rounder player proudly posts his family pictures with his wife on the social media's like Instagram and Facebook. The couple is able to maintain the spark of love in their relation and they no personal issues about them is heard in the media.

For two decades, Mike has entertained his fans and made his country by his skills in cricket. The player was one the most highly rated player during his time. His current net worth is not revealed to the public. Mike loves food and does not leave any chance to relish them which can be easily revealed from his healthy body. In the year 2013, Mike Gatting was honored to serve as President of MCC by Mike Griffith.

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