Zimbabwe all-rounder Brad Evans was seen attending the post-match press conference after the third ODI against India and he was accompanied by Shubman Gill’s jersey. He acknowledged that he was a big fan of the stylish right-handed Indian batter. Evans was brilliant with the ball against India in the final ODI and completed his first five-wicket haul in international cricket with figures of 5/54 in his 10 overs.
The Zimbabwe all-rounder accounted for the wickets of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Hooda, and Gill. Gill, who slammed his maiden international hundred, smashing his way to the highest score by an Indian in Zimbabwe in ODI cricket, gave his shirt to Evans after the match, which India won by 13 runs to claim the series 3-0.
Talking about Shubman Gill, as per the quotes in India Today, Brad Evans said, “Yeah for sure (he was one of the factors in deciding the series). Going into the series, I was one of his biggest fans, that’s why I got his shirt and now I’m playing against him. He is a world-class player. Even from the first game, you could just tell… For example, when he gets a single, he hits it hard exactly where he intends to. That’s a skill and it comes after years of practice.”
He further added, “I just sometimes watch him in awe ‘this guy is so good.’ That’s the reason I’m a fan. I watched him on TV in the IPL and in Australia when they won that Test series… That’s the reason I’m a fan. To play against him was awesome.”
The Zimbabwe all-rounder his hopeful o playing in IPL in the future as he concluded, “I was just walking back (after that match). I just gave him my shirt. He took his shirt off and gave it to me. It was quite quick. I had actually asked him in the morning if we could change shirts and he agreed. He’s a nice guy.”