Is it fair to compare Gill with Tendulkar-Kohli from now on? , – News in Hindi


Along with scoring a double century in ODI cricket at the age of 23, Shubman Gill (Shubman Gill) compared to Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) and Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) who will be among the greatest players of all time in ODI format not only for India but also for the world. Gill has been touted as one of the biggest talents in Indian cricket since his under-19 days and has been touted by current coach Rahul Dravid as a future prospect for all three formats from the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. But it has been identified and underlined. Gill has not yet shown the same game as expected in Test matches. Average of 32 in 13 matches. It is a different matter that when Team India won the Test series for the second time in Australia, Gill was the second most influential batsman along with Rishabh Pant.

Even in T20 format, Gill has played only 3 matches and here he has to confirm his place. But in ODI cricket, with average (around 69) and strike rate (109), Gill has shown that he is at least on the path of Tendulkar and Kohli in this format. But, at the age of 23, Tendulkar and Kohli had achieved tremendous success in ODI cricket as well. At Gill’s age, where Tendulkar had 11 centuries in ODIs, Kohli had 13. Gill is currently standing with Raina with 3 centuries, while his hero and Chandigarh’s Yuvraj Singh had 5 centuries. It is meant to say that Gill should be allowed to be Gill for the time being and it is not right to put extra pressure on him by comparing directly with the greatest players.

In the year 2023, neither any other batsman has more runs or better average nor strikerate than Gill. Before the Hyderabad ODI, if Team India’s playing XI was asked to choose any fan or expert, then along with captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the names of Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Siraj would have been confirmed as 4 players. Now Gill has become the 5th player whose name will be in the team list. But, this has not happened suddenly. Actually, due to the simple game of Shikhar Dhawan, his ODI career was questioned and at the same time a player was knocking in the form of Gill. The pair of Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma are looking at Gill as a solid option for opening batsmen not only for this series but also for the World Cup to be held in October. It became easier to take this decision when KL Rahul said that it is more important to play in the middle order than to open in ODI cricket.

How seriously are the selectors and the management assessing Gill that even before the start of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, Captain Rohit Sharma came to the press and said that Gill will open and not Ishan Kishan. While Kishan had scored a double century in the last match. as an opener. Rohit took such a decision only after seeing Gill’s ability. Today, even though everyone is praising Rohit, but till some time ago every critic was after him as to why Gill was taken in the playing XI after removing Kishan who scored a double century. Gill not only justified the trust of his captain but also the trust of the entire team. As far as Kishan is concerned, both of them are very good friends and Rohit himself told this in the interview of BCCI channel.

Gill has come to play white-ball cricket in an era where his style belongs to the Tendulkar-Kohli-Rohit school. Settle at the crease first and then the big innings will come. It is not easy to do this because there are players like his contemporaries Kishan and Prithvi Shaw who believe in attacking from the very first ball. England’s baseball theory has changed the meaning of aggressive batting even in white ball or red ball cricket all over the world. In such a situation, Gill may also have to make a lot of changes in his style in the coming times. And in this case he can probably be compared with Tendulkar and Kohli. Because Tendulkar and Kohli have adapted to every format with ease and succeeded and Gill has also given a glimpse of the fact that he can do the same due to his superb technique and temperament.

It is expected from now that Gill is certainly a promising player to take forward the Tendulkar-Kohli batting tradition. But this does not mean that after every second innings he should be compared with the legends. The way Tendulkar soon made a name for himself by moving away from Sunil Gavaskar, Kohli unlike Tendulkar, Gill also has the ability to do the same.

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Vimal Kumar

Former Sports Editor of News18 India Vimal Kumar has been in sports journalism for almost 2 decades. Vimal, who is active on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) as @Vimalwa, has also covered 4 Cricket World Cups and Rio Olympics.

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