Chris Gayle hails India's effort against West Indies
West Indian swashbuckling opening batsman Chris Gayle on Thursday said India's recent loss to the Caribbean team in the one-off T20 International won't make the Men in Blue a weaker side as the shortest format can be "unpredictable".
Acknowledging that the current World T20 champions are the best in the shortest format of the game, Gayle rated the Virat Kohli-led side as one of the best all-round sides in both the 50-over and 20-over formats.
"India is in the top three, one of the best. The players, too, got one of the best all-round team as well. They have loads of experience in 50 overs and T20s," Gayle told reporters. "To lose against the West Indies in T20, that's our best format, they won the One-day International (ODI) series. T20 cricket is unpredictable. With a one-off game, anything could've happened. They still got 190," he added.
India, however, clinched the preceding five-match ODI series 3-1, after one match was washed out.