Gayle is the hardest hitter of the ball: Kohli
Team India batsman Virat Kohli believed that matching Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener and teammate Chris Gayle's exploits are impossibleTeam India batsman Virat Kohli believed that matching Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener and teammate Chris Gayle's exploits are impossible.
Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle
"I understand that it's better to play to your own strengths rather than emulating someone like Chris because matching him is almost impossible.
Only he can bat like that. Chris is the hardest hitter of the cricket ball in the world," Kohli said. Kohli admitted that sharing the crease with the talismanic West Indies opener could be intimidating.
"Batting with someone like Chris can be intimidating. When you see him batting like that at the other end, you might get bogged down with the pressure of coping with his strike-rate. It can also work the other way.
You don't need to worry about the scoring rate because he's doing all the hitting at the other end. You only have to ensure the wickets are intact," Kohli told www.iplt20.com website.
The batsman said he would imbibe few qualities from all ex-captains of RCB. "I would like to imbibe Rahul (Dravid) bhai's patience, Anil Kumble's competitiveness and the never-say-die attitude and Daniel Vettori's composure."