Pooran: Gayle is a legend

07 March 2019 07:55:13 EST

Nicholas Pooran is tapping into Chris Gayle's knowledge while the pair are still West Indies team-mates.

The 23-year-old Pooran is at the other end of the international career spectrum to Gayle, 39, who is to retire after this summer's World Cup, which West Indies are 16/1 to win.

The Trinidadian, whose one-day international debut came in the complete washout in Barbados last week, believes the time spent with Gayle in the current white-ball encounters with England can be invaluable.

"I love asking questions, he's a legend of the game," Pooran said.

"I just wanted to find out how he did it for so many years - how he was consistent making Twenty20 runs, 50 overs runs and (in) Test cricket.

"He shared some things with me that I'll always remember. I want to try to use them in my game and hopefully they will work for me as well."

Gayle recently hit his 500th six in one-day internationals to highlight how he has managed to maintain his awesome power-hitting over a career spanning two decades.

Meanwhile, fellow left-hander Pooran hit four in his second half century in international cricket - an innings of 58 in the defeat to England in the opening match of three Twenty20s.

West Indies are 8/11 to win the second T20 international against England on Friday.

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