Chris Gayle, the legendary West Indies cricketer, has named Indian batsman KL Rahul as a potential player who could break his record of the highest individual score in T20 cricket. Gayle, who has played alongside Rahul in the Indian T20 League for Bangalore and Punjab, expressed his confidence in Rahul’s abilities during an interaction with JioCinema on Legend Speak.
Gayle, known as the ‘Universe Boss’ in T20 cricket, holds the record for the highest individual score in the format, scoring an unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls in the 2013 edition of the Indian T20 League. Despite many big hitters coming close, including Aaron Finch (172), Hamilton Masakadza (162*), Brendon McCullum (158*), and Dewald Brevis (162), no one has been able to surpass Gayle’s score.
However, Gayle believes that Rahul, who holds the highest score for an Indian batsman in the Indian T20 League (132*), has the potential to break his record. “For one I think KL Rahul! On his day, he can do it. I don’t think he believes in his ability to get that big score but listen to me, we all have seen KL Rahul on the go and if he decided to bat like that sometimes, if not most times which I’d love to see, he definitely can get that,” Gayle said.
From 15th to 20th, he is very dangerous- Gayle
Gayle also praised Rahul’s ability to be dangerous in the death overs, saying, “Because when he gets from 15th to the 20th [over], he is very dangerous down there at the death as well, batting-wise. If he gets a good start and gets a big hundred he can definitely get past 175.”
Gayle acknowledged that records are meant to be broken and that it will happen eventually. He believes that Rahul, who has shown great form in the Indian T20 League and international cricket, has the potential to achieve this huge milestone. Gayle’s endorsement of Rahul’s abilities will surely boost the Indian batsman’s confidence and motivate him to aim for this record-breaking feat.
Gayle’s endorsement of KL Rahul as a potential record-breaker in T20 cricket is a testament to Rahul’s batting skills and his ability to dominate the game. Only time will tell whether Rahul can surpass Gayle’s record, but the Indian batsman now has the backing of one of the game’s greatest T20 players.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Chris Gayle’s comments on KL Rahul:
— Depressed RR fan (@RrDepressed) March 18, 2023
Jo sach me Cricket ka legend hai use pata hai Rahul Me ky ability hai or jo Lockdown me cricket dekhna suru kiye hai usko to ye v nhi pata 3rd man kisko bolte hai or o chale hai KL ko bahar karne
— Amit Kumar (@Akamit0) March 18, 2023
He must be talking about entire tournament ?
— CricKabila (@MTapree) March 18, 2023
Cry hard Vadapav, Chokli and Dhobi fans ?????????
Thanks universe boss ??? pic.twitter.com/iq3gdf4QMX
— Glb Kannadiga (@glbkannadiga) March 18, 2023
Bhai late night party' mein chrish Gayle kon si wine pi hai jo behek gaya
— RITIK BHADAURIYA (@RITIKBHADAURIY6) March 18, 2023
KL be like :-Jao.mein nhi maanta pic.twitter.com/bSQox9mcU1
— Parnju? (@Pranjaljain079) March 18, 2023
Nobody rates chokli lol , not even his haarcb mate
— Wanderer (@Wanderer264264) March 18, 2023
— Prasun Jha (@jprasun21) March 18, 2023
Chris Gayle Admi 1 No. H, Hamesha Maze Me Aur Majaak Ke Mood Me Rehta H, Pure Entertainer ?
— ???_????™ ?? (@Mr_Python17) March 18, 2023