ENG vs IND 2018, 1st Test: Chris Gayle Heaps Praises On Virat Kohli

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ENG vs IND 2018, 1st Test: Chris Gayle Heaps Praises On Virat Kohli 

ENG vs IND 2018, 1st Test: Chris Gayle Heaps Praises On Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Windies southpaw batsman Chris Gayle heaped praises on Virat Kohli for his fine inning of 149 in the ongoing first Test against England. Gayle said that the Indian skipper had a point to prove in the English conditions.

Virat Kohli played a fine inning to take India’s total close to England’s first innings score. In fact, the Indian skipper scored more than half of the team’s runs. Kohli took his time in the initial stage of his innings while he catapulted his attack when he had to bat with the tailenders.

England v India 2018, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli rescued India out of troubled waters. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Gayle said while speaking to ANI, “It was a fantastic inning. England is a challenging place to play cricket. He knew he had a point to prove in England, he can look out for better things in the next matches”.

Meanwhile, Chris Gayle could not catch Virat Kohli’s innings live. Thus, he decided to look at the highlights. The Universe Boss went on add that it was a captain’s knock from Kohli.

“I was busy with a shoot in Mumbai yesterday and only watched the highlights. It was a captain’s knock from Virat. The best part was how he batted with the tail. That is the perfect start you want in a series,” Gayle said for his former RCB skipper.

The Windies combative batsman went on to add this kind of knock will spur Virat Kohli as well as the Indian team. Furthermore, Kohli was able to get over his England’s hoodoo.

Chris Gayle
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“A knock like this, especially from the captain and lot have been said about his form in England and hopefully this knock will spur him and the team during the series,” the pugnacious Jamaican said.

Meanwhile, Chris Gayle who has turned 39 years old is confident of playing in the next year World Cup. Moreover, Gayle revealed that he plans to play until the next World T20 in 2020.

“I will have to sit with the coaches and selectors and ask them about their plan. I am confident of playing the World Cup. My plan is to play till 2020 World T20 in Australia,” he replied.

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