India head coach Rahul Dravid had high reserves for opener Shubman Gill ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final: India and Australia will face off in the WTC Final from June 7-11.
Ahead of the big final, Rahul Dravid heaped praises on the young Indian opener and reflected back on his journey with the Indian cricket team so far.
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Gill made his Test debut against Australia in 2020 in the previous WTC cycle. Since then he has improved a lot as a batsman and now is one of the batting mainstays across formats. He had a brilliant 2022 where he scores centuries in every format.
The IPL 2023 saw him transform his game into another level. He scored 890 runs in the season and displayed immense consistency and maturity as a cricketer. Heading into the WTC final, he is one of the biggest hopes with the bat for Team India.
Dravid in a conversation with Star Sports, spoke about the WTC final. He spoke about the importance of this final and the beauty of playing Test cricket in England.
Test Cricket In England Always Special: Rahul Dravid
“Really exciting for all the players to be playing this game again. There’s a lot of work that leads to this match. You play two years and a lot of Test series and results need to go your way. The opportunity to get to play this game is certainly well-deserved. Test cricket in England is always special and has great significance,” said Dravid.
He then focused on Shubman Gill’s transformation as a cricketer saying that he has always been a superstar and that he is still finding his feet in international cricket.
Shubman Gill Is Still Finding His Feet In International Cricket: Rahul Dravid
“Shubman has always been a star player. He has been a class player when I saw him from his Under-19 days. He came into the U-19 World Cup and was already earmarked as someone who would become a very special player. He has been great, he’s had a few years with the team, he’s been in and out of the side a little bit, and he’s finding his feet in international cricket,” Dravid concluded saying.