India star opener Shubman Gill is high among fans are experts these days. After a dip in form, Gill bounced back in the Asia Cup 2023. Notably, India won the final of the continental competition by 10 wickets and Shubman Gill remained the aggressor. The same was the story in the game against Nepal and Pakistan. He also scored a magnificent century against Bangladesh in a losing cause.
Ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023, former India all-rounder Suresh Raina heaped praise on the young batter. He even stated that Gill could replicate something similar to what Rohit Sharma did in the ODI World Cup 2019. In 2019’s edition of the World Cup, the current India skipper hit five centuries.
“He’s been consistent for a year and a half. He struggled in the middle against West Indies, but the way he’s come back and scored good runs in the Asia Cup. He is looking positive, using good footwork, and from getting out at 40 against the West Indies, he is now comfortably hitting 50s and even 100s. He’ll be one of the most important players at the World Cup,” Suresh Raina told Jio Cinema.
‘ What Rohit Sharma did in the 2019 World Cup; Gill could do the same’ – Suresh Raina
“I know that he wants to be a superstar and wants to be the next Virat Kohli and is in that aura already and after this World Cup, we will be talking about him more often. The form he’s playing in with his hand speed – it’s extremely strong. Spinners don’t know where to bowl to him and if fast bowlers don’t swing the ball, he can play those really well with a straight or a flick,” he further added.
“His mindset will not stop here. What Rohit Sharma did in the 2019 World Cup; Gill could do the same for India this year. He’ll get 50 overs to bat, so it’s a takeoff point for his batting. I think he’s a born leader and he shows that in his game,” he concluded.
Here’s how fans reacted:
— Kohlified. (@123perthclassic) September 21, 2023
yeh on flat pitches he can do ?
— Arshad Chaudhry (@arshadhpp) September 21, 2023
Future? is bright?? ?
— iamsayedul (@Beingsayedul) September 21, 2023
Hitman ? and Gill ??
— Chandrayaan3 ?? (@shad_ind) September 21, 2023
Dream for Babar Azam ?
— TROLL PAKISTAN CRICKET (@trollpakistanii) September 21, 2023
He is in the form of his life he can do anything at the moment
— Hussain (@imhussy92) September 21, 2023
5 centuries loading by @ShubmanGill ????
— Shekhar Gurjar (@shekhar16793) September 21, 2023
4 century to pakki he hai is World Cup m
aus , Bangladesh, England aur srilanka ke khilaaf ??
— Gauravgupta (@Gauravg2152) September 21, 2023