The fourth Test between India and Australia will be a memorable one for the fans as they witnessed a formidable century from Virat Kohli. The century came after a long gap of more than three years in Test cricket as he smashed 186 of 364 balls on day four, escorting team India to a huge score of 571, with the hosts taking a lead by 91 runs. But, apart from him, it was the 23-year-old Shubman Gill, who scored his second Test ton on Day 3 and gave India an excellent start.
With this ton, Gill met the expectations of the fans and the selectors as he came in place of an out-of-form KL Rahul. As the Indian team is on the verge of qualifying for the World Test Championship final, veteran Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik feels that Rahul can be considered if he is ready to keep wickets.
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During a chat on Cricbuzz, Dinesh Karthik said, “I will see how Rahul feels because KL is not somebody who enjoys keeping in Test cricket because it is a completely different ball game. But I will definitely keep that in the back of my mind. It is an option that is very, very usable if KL is up for wicketkeeping.”
Karthik also lauded Gill for his outstanding innings and stated that the youngster is in it for the long run and surely wants to see Gill in the playing XI for the WTC final.
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Elaborating the same, Dinesh Karthik said, “I will definitely go with Shubman Gill, there’s no doubt about it. The man’s got a hundred in the last Test before the WTC final. You get the feeling that Shubman Gill is in for the long run. He is a long racehorse. He’s the one that you want to put your money on and say, ‘I want to see him in 2033 still there opening for India’.”