Gayle compares Kohli, ABD to Batman & Superman
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Chris Gayle showed signs of his explosive abilities in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of IPL 2016. The giant sized West-Indies cricketer not only did play a fine knock of 49 off 31 balls for RCB, he was also full of praises for his teammates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the Press Conference after the match. Gayle said that both of them were batting like ‘Batman’ and ‘Superman’ at the moment. The duo played a big role in RCB’s win against KKR as they put on a match-winning partnership, scoring fifties in the process.
Simply blown away by their pyrotechnics, West Indies left-hander Chris Gayle compared Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to fictional superheroes ‘Batman’ and ‘Superman’, as the duo lit up the Indian Premier League with some dazzling display of top quality batsmanship.
“Those two guys are playing like ‘Batman and Superman’. They are in the form of their lives, especially Kohli. They should continue pressing the gas, don’t ease up and fill their boots with as much runs as possible. They are doing a phenomenal job for RCB,” Gayle said in the post-match media conference.
With 1,349 runs from 12 matches, Kohli and de Villiers seemed to be unstoppable and are the top-two leading run-getters of the ninth season. Their amazing form has swung the fortunes of Royal Challengers Bangalore, who routed two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets on Monday.
Carrying forward their stellar show of Bangalore where they ran riot with a record 229-run partnership in their colossal 144-run win over Gujarat Lions, Kohli (75 not out) and De Villiers (59 not out) made short work of KKR’s 183 for 5 to romp home with eight balls to spare.
Gayle said – “It’s fantastic, they [Kohli and AB] are batting under pressure as well. Credit must go to both of them. Kohli leading from the front is even better. Overall, it’s a great team effort. Those guys may have contributed in all the 12 games so far. Hopefully, they can continue and put us in winning position.”
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