Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan believes that Shubman Gill is going to have a really good career, especially in Test cricket. Pathan sees Gill as a vital cog in the Indian team when they will tour abroad after the home season.
Shubman Gill made his Test debut against Australia in Melbourne last year and he showed instant glimpses to pose a very good batting technique. He faced the star-studded bowling lineup of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood and looked comfortable in negotiating their threat.
Irfan Pathan believes that Shubman Gill will be a vital cog for the Indian Test side going forward.
“I really hope and feel that this guy will go on to have a really good career, especially in Test cricket because I think he can be very vital especially if we keep touring abroad. He has got outstanding backfoot game with his initial movement,” Pathan said on Star Sports.
“He is a young guy and he is very talented when it comes to batting. He is trying to figure how to actually correct whatever little technical flaw he has, especially against the fuller delivery. He is coming down the pitch against the fast bowlers and I’m really impressed with the way he is playing against the spinners. He is playing the ball late,” added Pathan.
Gill returned to the Indian side after being sidelined because of an injury. He last featured for India during the World Test Championship Final 2021 against New Zealand in Southampton.
Gill scored a good-looking half-century in his comeback game against New Zealand in Kanpur. He scored 52 runs in 93 balls, where he hit five fours and one six before getting out to Kyle Jamieson. India finished day one at 258/4 with Shreyas Iyer (75) and Ravindra Jadeja (50) in the middle.