Would not have been surprised if selected for World Cup: Shubman Gill
Two years ago, in early 2017, Shubman Gill was only 17 when he batted with complete authority for India U-19 against the visiting England Colts at the Brabourne Stadium. He had scored an unbeaten 138 as opener and impressed among many others, the India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid.
Making the right progress ever since, Gill is on the verge of achieving something big on the senior stage and cementing his place in the senior team post the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
Not just Yuvraj. Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop is a big fan of Gill. Having closely followed him in the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup as a television commentator and in the IPL, Bishop has always maintained Gill to be a “special talent”.
And, former England captain Kevin Pietersen tweeted “You’re watching India’s next superstar” soon after Gill made a match-winning 65 not out for KKR against KXIP in Mohali.
While these praises from the greats do not flatter Gill, he feels good when they say nice things about him.