Always Good When Your Captain Backs Young Players - Shubman Gill On Virat Kohli
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Always Good When Your Captain Backs Young Players – Shubman Gill On Virat Kohli

Shubman Gill,
Shubman Gill. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

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India’s talented batsman Shubman Gill stated that there is no burden of expectations on his shoulders as he has the backing of skipper Virat Kohli. Gill had impressed Kohli while batting in the nets on the 2019 tour of New Zealand and the Indian captain had said that he was not even 10% of Gill when he was 19 years old.

On the other hand, India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma had recently said that Gill is the future of Indian cricket and they have to make a way to get him into the playing XI. Gill didn’t have an ideal start to his international career as he scored only 16 runs in his first two ODI matches. However, the talented batsman has shown the skills to go a long way in his career.

Shubman Gill, Deodhar Trophy, squads
Shubman Gill. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Shubman Gill has got all the talent.

The prodigy young batsman was the Player of the series in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. Subsequently, the stylish batsman has impressed while playing for Punjab in the domestic circuit. The right-hander has also done well while playing for the India A side.

“Yes, it always feels good when someone like Rohit Sharma says that. I don’t feel any added pressure because that’s how I am. I don’t feel any pressure when one compliments me or if someone is critical,” he told IANS.

“Yes, it’s definitely an advantage when your captain wants you to go all in and there is no pressure. You won’t feel that there is one per cent of your game that would be left when you are on the field so it’s always good for the young players when the captain backs you,” he added.

On the other hand, Gill revealed that he has interacted with Indian skipper Virat Kohli on a couple of occasions and the captain has motivated him to keep going. Kohli has advised Gill to be just consistent with the process and the results will follow.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Gautam gambhir
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shubman Gill has impressed with his skills.

“I have interacted with him a couple of times. He just tells me to keep doing stuff that I am already doing and to have consistency on the field. Consistency is an important factor,” Gill revealed.

Meanwhile, Gill has also impressed with his skills in the Indian Premier League. The right-hander has grabbed his opportunities while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders at the top of the order. The flamboyant batsman has scored 499 in 27 IPL matches at an impressive average of 33.27 and a strike rate of 132.36

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