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‘Kasol ka maal tha kya?’- Twitter in splits after Chris Gayle backs KL Rahul to break his T20 World Record of 175*

Chris Gayle his 175* against Pune in 2013.

Chris Gayle KL Rahul

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: 


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