Former Indian batter, Rohan Gavaskar went down memory lane to the time when legendary domestic cricketer Amol Mazumdar saw the young Shubman Gill for the first time during a training session at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Gill garnered a lot of limelight when he won the Player of the Tournament award in the 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand. Thereafter, he got a contract to play for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), after which he made his ODI debut in 2019.
Although Shubman Gill is yet to play in T20Is for India, he already has an ODI century to his name that he scored against Zimbabwe last month at Harare Sports Club.
Explaining the same, during a recent chat with Sports18, Rohan Gavaskar said, “It was Amol Mazumdar who first mentioned Shubman Gill to me before he had even broken through because Amol has seen him at the NCA, he was going and coaching at the NCA and he came to me and said ‘Rohan, I’ve seen an absolute superstar! He’s someone who is definitely going to play for India. I have no doubt about it’.”
Rohan Gavaskar has opined that Gill has all the potential to become an all-format batter for India in international cricket. The veteran was of the opinion that Gill needed chances to show his skills to play in top-level cricket.
Explaining it further, Rohan Gavaskar said, “He’s one of those who will be an all-format player. He’s showing that. He is more than capable of holding his own in white ball cricket. In red-ball cricket, his numbers are just astounding. Again, he is someone, when I say nurtured, I mean he needs to be given the right opportunities because he has shown that he has got the ability and there is no doubt about that.”
In IPL 2022, Shubman Gill was also a crucial cog for Gujarat Titans as the franchise won their maiden IPL campaign in 2022 after beating Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the final.