Rajkumar Sharma, Virat Kohli’s former coach, believes Shubman Gill has what it takes to catch up to Rohit Sharma and his former student. Over the past 10 years, India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have consistently won games for their country.
In recent months, Gill has demonstrated the same thirst for runs and consistency across all forms. Rajkumar believes there is a potential that he may eventually represent India at the same level as the aforementioned veterans.
Great To See Shubman Gill Overtaking Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma’s Record: Rajkumar Sharma
Rajkumar Sharma commented on Shubman Gill’s (126*) breaking of Virat Kohli’s (122*) record for the best individual T20I score for India in an interview with India News.
“It is great to see that the youngster has overtaken two greats of the game in that list. This shows that he has the hunger to score big. Virat and Rohit have won so many games for India and as a team, you want new players to step up too. I believe Gill has the makings to reach the league of Virat and Rohit.”
Shubman Gill Has Continued His Habit Of Scoring Truckloads Of Run: Reetinder Singh Sodhi
Reetinder Sodhi, a former cricketer, has played all of his domestic cricket for Punjab. From the time Shubman Gill played at the U16 level, he was fully aware of the young player’s talent. Even there, according to Sodhi, Gill used to score a tonne of runs and bat for extended periods of time.
The veteran cricketer believes that Gill’s propensity for lingering at the bowling crease has contributed to his ability to routinely produce large scores. In response, he said:
“Shubman has worked really hard since childhood when his father was his coach. We used to often hear that there was a youngster at the Punjab Cricket Association who used to bat the whole day.
“Be it U-16, U-19 or here at the international level, Shubman Gill has continued his habit of scoring a truckload of runs and it is this habit that is helping him become supremely consistent.”
With his first T20I century, Gill has now put his detractors to rest. Many said he wasn’t cut out for the shortest format.