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Gayle going, Kohli rising


Gayle going, Kohli rising

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WHEN CHRISTOPHER GAYLE blasted his 19th One-Day International century against New Zealand in Napier in January 2009, Virat Kohli had just one 50.

Fast forward to the present. Kohli, the new Indian master, has raced to 22 hundreds, Gayle has limped to 22.

Kohli has played 153 matches, Gayle has played 267. Gayle averages 37, Kohli, 52.

The staggering stats are proof of Kohli’s unquestioned rise as one of the very best One-Day batsmen in the game and Gayle’s clear decline.

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