Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik believes that Shubman Gill needs to take one more step up and start winning matches for India like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Gill has been a standout performer in the Asia Cup 2023, topping the run-scoring charts with 265 runs, including five half-centuries and a century. However, India lost their final two matches of the tournament, including the final to Sri Lanka, and Karthik believes that Gill needs to start converting his good starts into match-winning performances.
“He stepped up that part [playing all three formats]. He needs to step up one more part where he starts winnings matches like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma over the years. He has the potential to do that and he will definitely win a lot of games for India,” Dinesh Karthik said on Cricbuzz.
Karthik also defended Gill for the shot he played to get out in the Asia Cup final, saying that it was not a bad shot on a challenging pitch.
“Yes, he would have ideally liked to finish it, but I won’t consider it a bad shot. On these kind of pitches, to play those shots consistently was always going to be a challenge,” Dinesh Karthik said.
Shubman Gill is one of the most promising young batsmen in the world and has already shown that he has the potential to be a match-winner. If he can start converting his good starts into match-winning performances, he will be a valuable asset for India in the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Karthik’s comments are insightful and highlight the next step in Gill’s development as a batsman. He has already shown that he can score runs consistently, but now he needs to start converting those runs into match-winning performances. This is something that Kohli and Sharma have done consistently over the years, and it is one of the reasons why they are considered to be two of the best batsmen in the world.
Shubman Gill has the potential to follow in their footsteps, and if he can start winning matches for India, he will become a global superstar. In the upcoming ODI World Cup, Gill will have the opportunity to prove that he is ready to take the next step in his career. If he can perform well in the tournament, he will cement his place in the Indian team for many years to come.