Although the Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen several significant hits, none have been as explosive as Chris Gayle’s 175 against Pune Warriors in 2013. The Universal Boss thinks there is one Indian cricketer who can end up setting a new record in the competition, despite the fact that many players have come close to doing so. In a recent conversation, Gayle encouraged KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, to break his record and even praised the Indian batter for playing an aggressive style of cricket that has made him well-known among fans.
“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 mentioned on JioCinema.
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,” he further added.
Rahul struggled in the just finished Border-Gavaskar Trophy match against Australia, but his fortune in white ball cricket drastically improved.
The 30-year-old, who was selected for the middle order in the first ODI, scored 75 runs to lead the home team to a valiant victory.