Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. Image Credits: Twitter

On day 3 of the fourth test match at Ahmedabad, Shubman Gill shined with his ton, his hundred puts the home side in the driving seat with close to 300 runs in Indian innings at the end of day play. Former Indian opener, Sunil Gavaskar congratulated Gill with special wishes that in future he reach many milestones and score more runs.

Sunil Gavaskar and Shubman Gill. IND vs AUS
Sunil Gavaskar and Shubman Gill. Image Credits: Twitter

The young Indian batter impressed Gavaskar with his remarkable knock- 

Yeh aapki doosri century hogi…Century ka count aapka aur badhte rahe…8,000, 10,000, 15,000 run karein aap ( This is our second century. I wish your century count grows bigger and you make 8,000, 10,000, 15,000 runs),” said former Indian cricketer.

Shubman Gill has been in the purple patch of his career and he has done a fine job as an opener so far. He has been in hot form for India in all three formats. In test cricket, he scored 736 runs in 13 matches at 32. In ODIs, his last five scores have been 21, 116, 208, 40*, and 112. Many former cricketers predicted that Gill would be a superstar in the world of cricket.

He has a lot of time. When he plays a defensive shot, the way he bends forward, even against Mitchell Starc… he presents a straight face of the bat and plays a forward defence, it was so pleasing to see,”

It shows that he has confidence. He doesn’t only play on the backfoot. His foot moves forward and he has a solid defence, not just a solid attack. And in Test cricket, you need that,” he further added.

Gill scored his second century in test matches and it was his first on home soil in India’s first innings at Ahmedabad. His 128-ball runs included 12 boundaries and one six.

Shuffling back and forth against pace bowlers isn’t very easy. But he picks the lines and lengths really well. Kisi bhi ballebaaz ke paas agar time ho, usne agar apne career ko sambhaala, toh aage jaake 8-10,000 run aaram se kar lega (If a batter has time, if he keeps his career in the right direction, he can easily score 8-10,000 runs in Tests),” former Indian skipper concluded.

While, on Day 4, Virat Kohli registered his 75th ton in international cricket by scoring a century in the fourth test match at Ahmedabad. Till the news was written, India was on 411/5, and Axar Patel and Kohli are on the crease with 6 and 110 runs respectively, till the news was written.

While in the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2023, India is leading by 2-1 against Australia. Men in Blue needs to win the fourth test match for assurance of qualification of reaching the World Test Championship (WTC) Final, in the meantime, Aussies have reached the WTC Final after avoiding the clean sweep in the four test match series.

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