Virat Kohli can break Chris Gayle's record: Shane Watson

Brendon McCullum's 158 for Kolkata Knight Riders against RCB at Chinnaswamy Stadium in the opening game of the IPL in 2008 stood the test of time till Chris Gayle blew away the record with a 66-ball 175 not out earlier this week.

updated: April 27, 2013 13:59 IST
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Records are meant to be broken for sure, but sometimes scores like 175 not out in a T20 match looks so humongous that it seems such figures are simply unreachable. Not quite. Australian braveheart Shane Watson says, "nothing is impossible."

Calling Gayle's unbeaten innings against Pune Warriors a "super-human effort," the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder says in an interview to the Times of India that there are players with potential who can break the Jamaican's world record score.

Watson feels, like McCullum's that innings that stood for a good five years, Gayle's knock may look 'safe', but only just. Cricketers are continuously pushing the boundaries and Watson says: "When Brendon McCullum scored that 158 for KKR in the first year, we had thought that would stay on, but then Gayle came by. It would need an extraordinary effort to improve Gayle's 175, but having said that, there are always players with potential."

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