Legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar showered praises on 21-year-old Shubman Gill, who hit his maiden Test half-century (50 off 101) on Day 2 of the ongoing third Test match between India and Australia in Sydney. Friday. The 71-year-old said he would have loved to see the youngster scoring his maiden century as well.
The batting legend went on to add that Shubman Gill is India’s one of the brightest prospects because he has a solid defense is as good as his attack. Gavaskar elaborated, “I wish Shubman Gill could have carried on from that half-century to century. What we saw in this innings confirms that he is one of India’s brightest prospects. He got behind the line, he has got wonderful ray for shots.”
He further added, “Shubman Gill’s defense was as good as his Attacking batting and that is why I think he has got a big career ahead of him.”
Further, Gill and Rohit Sharma stitched a brilliant opening partnership of 70 which India’s first fifty-plus opening stand away from home after 17 innings. Murali Vijay and KL Rahul at Adelaide in December 2018, had scored 63 runs before the 70 between Gill and Rohit on Friday and fun fact, the last time as well India won the Test in 2018
Shubman Gill made his debut in the Boxing Day Test and scored 45 in Melbourne to become the third-highest run-getter among Indian debutants in Australia. He came in as the replacement of Prithvi Shaw as the choice of the opener after the latter’s failure in the Adelaide Test. In the absence of Rohit Sharma in the 2nd Test, Gill partnered with Mayank Agarwal.