Former West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has laughed off the comparisons between him and India star Suryakumar Yadav. The right-handed batsman is currently the number one T20I batsman in the world.
He took the T20I by storm after making his debut in 2021 and has only gone from strength to strength since then. In 55 T20Is so far, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 1940 runs at an average of 46 and a strike-rate of almost 175. He has also smashed 3 centuries and 16 half-centuries.
Suryakumar Yadav’s impressive exploits in the shortest format of the game have made many compare him with some legendary cricketers such as AB de Villiers. He has also been compared with Chris Gayle for the way he has dominated the T20 format. However, Chris Gayle, thе sеlf-proclaimеd Univеrsе Boss, believes otherwise.
“No, thеrе’s no othеr Gaylе. Thеrе will nеvеr еvеr bе anothеr Gaylе. It’s only going to bе onе Univеrsе Boss, just onе,” Chris Gayle was quoted as saying by OneCricket.
“I likе his aggrеssivе batting. I want battеrs to dеstroy bowlеrs, and Rohit is onе of thеm who doеs that,” he added.
Chris Gayle is one of the most decorated T20 batsmen of all time. In T20s, he has scored over 14000 runs with the help of 22 centuries and 88 half-centuries. In T20Is, he has scored 1899 runs with the help of 2 centuries and 14 fifties and has also won two T20 World Cup titles.
Suryakumar Yadav eyes series win:
Suryakumar Yadav will be looking to lead India to a series win in the ongoing series against Australia. The star batter has been leading the team for the first time in his career and has done a good job so far. India are leading the five-match series after winning the first two games. The third match of the series is scheduled to be played on Tuesday (November 28) in Guwahati.