Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has backed the under-fire Shubman Gill before the five-match Test series against England. However, Shubman has not been at his best of form in red-ball cricket in recent times. He was India’s leading run-getter in ODIs last year but failed to do well in red-ball cricket.
After that, he decided to change his batting position from opener to number 3 during the West Indies and his form dipped as well. He has not been able to register a single half-century while batting at the number 3 spot as his place in the Test team has come under the scanners now. Meanwhile, head coach Dravid has backed Gill, who had a great start to his Test career and said that sometimes a player needs a little bit of time to succeed as well.
“Gill is a fine player. Starting out as a journey as a cricketer sometimes we forget that it takes a little bit of time at times. Some guys have success instantly, actually he is one of those guys who has done really well in some of his early days, especially in Australia,” Dravid told reporters on Tuesday.
“To be fair to him a lot of young guys coming through are playing on some challenging wickets, whether it’s been in India or England or West Indies. It has been a pretty challenging wickets for the last two or three years. He is doing all the right things. He is working really hard. He is putting in the time, putting in the effort. In the last season he has got a couple of nice hundreds for us one in Bangladesh and one in Ahmedabad against Australia. I think he is on the right track,” concluded Rahul Dravid.