Cricketers Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle have played against each other, and have played with each other, on the cricket field. But off it, the two are very good friends, who can pull off some fun
Bengaluru: One is a giant who uses the cricket bat like a swat to send the ball out of park.
The other too is a giant, but not with a reference to his physique, but his cricketing records.
Any guesses who we are talking about? Well, it’s Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli who are legends in their own right.
The two used to play together for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a number of years but Gayle now plays for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) while Kohli continues to don the RCB colours as the team’s captain.
It appears that Gayle played his last match (ODI) for his nation when he appeared in the third one dayer against India at Port of Spain on Wednesday (August 13).
After the match, Kohli paid rich tributes to the left-hander.
"Everyone knows about his cricket but I think the kind of person he is, so helpful with youngsters, so fun loving and always smiling even in the most pressure situations. For me, Chris Gayle the person is the best part of him. I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time as a friend and get to know him as a person. He is a gem of a human being and I think he can be really proud of that, firstly," Kohli said after the match in which he hit his 43rd ODI ton to help India clinch the three-match series 2-0.
The two share a camaraderie that goes beyond cricket. A few years, Kohli had taken Gayle on a drive in Delhi in his swanky Audi.
Gayle does appear threatening and intimidating on the pitch, but in Kohli’s own words, he is extremely approachable and helpful. And don’t we dare forget mentioning about Gayle’s dancing exploits.
The Jamaican has left an impression with his dancing skills too and it has rubbed off on Virat Kohli as well. The two were spotted showing off their dancing skills.
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Last Updated Aug 16, 2019, 4:35 PM IST