Yuvraj Singh Played Huge Role In Shubman Gill’s Career
By CricShots - Feb 6, 2018 7:01 am
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India’s U-19 World Cup hero Shubman Gill has recently revealed that the veteran southpaw Yuvraj Singh guided him and gave him batting tips at the NCA.

Shubman Gill

In the semi-final against Pakistan, Gill played an unbeaten knock of 102 and helped India U-19 team to post a decent total. Talking about the tips from Yuvraj, he said, “Yuvi paaji (Yuvraj Singh) gave a lot of guidance when he was at the NCA (National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru). He told me things about on and off the field, he gave me tips and batted along with me.”

The young lad from Punjab smashed three fifties and a century in the recently concluded U-19 World Cup, which India won for the record fourth time after thrashing Australia by eight wickets in the final on Saturday.

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Speaking about the knock against Pakistan, Gill said, “There was pressure for the game against Pakistan. Our openers gave a good start and it was going well in the middle. We lost some wickets and Rahul (Dravid) sir advised me to bat till the end and the partnership with Anukul (Roy) was good.”

Shubman was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for the IPL 2018 but he said the focus was on the World Cup while the auction was being held in India last week. He said, “We were tired as we had finished the match against Bangladesh a day before (the auction). I woke up and got to know that I was picked by KKR. At that time I did not think about the IPL and the focus was on the World Cup.”

Gill said that the pressure of playing in Ranji Trophy was different as compared to the World Cup. He said, “The pressure in World Cup is different from that in Ranji (Trophy). In Ranji, you have to be patient and in the World Cup, you have to be fast. The pressure level in the World Cup (is more) as the (games) are televised.”