In the third T20I of the ongoing series against Australia, the left-handed West Indian became the first batsman to exceed the 14,000 runs in T20 cricket. Gayle, who was out of form before the game, reached that figure during his Man of the Match series of 67 runs from 38 balls, which helped his team take an undisputed 3-0 lead with two more games ahead .
He is far ahead of second place, Kieron Pollard, who has so far won 10836 runs in the shorter format. Next on the list are Shoaib Malik and David Warner; Virat Kohli follows them with 9922 runs in 310 matches at an average of 41.86
This will be a very difficult challenge for Virat Kohli: Saba Karim
Saba Karim, who also previously held the position of selector, supports Virat Kohli to reach the milestone of 14,000 T20 runs. However, he also points out that the Indian captain would have to play many more T20 matches to do the same.
Gayle only plays T20 cricket for the West Indies – he has not played in a one-day match for 2 years – and places his trade around the world in franchise leagues. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is an India player in all formats and is sometimes reassured by the international bilateral T20 series. It will therefore be difficult for him to reach the number of matches the Jamaican has played.
“I feel that Virat Kohli can get out there, but for that he will have to play a lot of T20 matches, he will have to regain the form he had a year and a half ago,” Karim told India News. .
‘The biggest specialty of Chris Gayle is that he does not have to put in too much effort to achieve a big score. Virat Kohli must take singles and doubles apart from the boundaries to score his runs. I feel it will take time, but it will be a very difficult challenge for Virat Kohli, “he added.