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Nicholas Pooran Names the Greatest T20 Player of All-Time

Kings XI Punjab batsman Nicholas Pooran names Chris Gayle as the greatest T20 player of all time. Pooran states this after their second IPL 2020 win against RCB.

Chris Gayle made his maiden IPL 2020 entry via this match. Gayle hits an impressive half-century in 36 deliveries and makes an easy victory for KXIP.

Pooran names Gayle as the greatest T20 player

After the match, Pooran, while speaking to Mayank Agarwal, named a player who according to him is the greatest T20 player of all time. Pooran named his fellow West Indian and ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle.

He said: “For me, Gayle is the greatest T20 player who has played the game”.

“When Chris is batting, you always have a chance of winning the game. Once he is there, it is a different mood in the camp obviously. He started off slowly, but he had not played cricket for a long time…He has shown once more why he is the greatest T20 batsman. It is wonderful to see him get runs,” he added.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle started his IPL season on a high after scoring a half-century against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, just one run was needed off the final ball where Pooran stepped in and finished the innings with a six. It reminded him of the situation against Delhi Capitals where the match headed into the super over where KXIP lost the match.

He said: “The last over started, it was like deja vu. Last three balls, one run. It was like the Delhi game all over again but the difference was that I was in the dugout. A million things were running in my mind. I was not clear, to be honest, what I was gonna do. I never wanted to be in that position. After sitting out for so long, I have to bat the last ball.”

Watch Pooran and Mayank Agarwal conversation

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