Dinesh Karthik. PC- Instagram
Dinesh Karthik. PC- Instagram

Dinesh Karthik recently pointed out similarities between the techniques of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and opening batter Shubman Gill, thanks to Gill’s terrific century in the ongoing fourth Test between India and Australia being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Shubman Gill delivered a fantastic performance with the bat in India’s first innings of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad. The youngster bagged praise from fans for a stellar 128-run knock on Day 3.

India needed someone to take the initiative with the bat and young Shubman Gill put his hand up. He added 74 for the opening wicket with Rohit Sharma (35) and then added 113 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket.

He hit his second Test century and first at home and justified his selection in the Indian XI at the cost of an out-of-form former Test vice-captain KL Rahul.

Speaking to Cricbuzz, the wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik noted that Gill tends to stand tall at the crease, much like how Tendulkar used to.

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Shubman Gill and sachin Tendulkar. PC- Twitter

Comparing the two right-handed batters, Karthik explained: “There are many similarities, technically. You know, the positions they get into, tall batters. Sachin Tendulkar is not tall, but he stands tall at the crease and is always on top of the ball. Shubman Gill is very similar, high hands, and he has this trigger movement where he goes back and across and waits for it.”

He also pointed out how Gill’s quick bat speed aids him in hitting scoring shots.

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Shubman Gill. PC- Getty

“That’s why you see sometimes he might inside edge it because of the way his bat swing is. But there’s slightly less movement on flat tracks. The speed at which he brings the bat down is what makes him really special,” Karthik added.

Dinesh Karthik Analyses Shubman Gill’s Square Cut Shot, Compares It To Kumar Sangakkara And Virender Sehwag  

Karthik further continued and talked about Shubman Gill’s way of playing the square cut shot and said that he uses a different technique to play the shot compared to the likes of Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara.

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Shubman Gill. PC- Getty

“Generally, when you see good cutters of the ball, they’ll always cut behind square. You see Kumar Sangakkaras, Virender Sehwags, they’ll perplex you between the left and right of the gully and they have such a great range. This is a different sort of a square cut where it’s a short-arm jab. It hits in front and the sound is just so crisp, it’s a beautiful feeling when you play that shot,” Karthik added.

India has gained a lead over Australia at the time of writing this piece thanks to Virat Kohli’s brilliant century, his 28th in Tests, and 75th in international cricket.

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