Sunil Gavaskar, an ancient Indian legend, says that Shubman Gill’s magnificent century, rather than Virat Kohli’s future T20I, should be the focus of current conversations.
In their IPL 2023 match against the Gujarat Titans in Bengaluru on Sunday May 21, Kohli helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) score a 198-run goal for the opponents. Kohli reached an unbeaten 101 in 61 deliveries. To help his side win by six wickets and knock RCB out of the tournament, Gill then crushed an unbeaten 104 from 52 balls.
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Sunil Gavaskar was asked by India Today about his views on Kohli’s future T20I, to which he replied: “What we should be talking about is Shubman Gill’s hitting because he hit a hundred under pressure. I don’t think we need to worry about the selection for T20 because the next T20I, at least as far as the World Cup is concerned, is more than a year away. added.
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Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar explained the fact that the RCB opener’s notable innings deserve more attention than his T20I prospects: “So I don’t think we need to worry too much because what that man Shubman Gill did yesterday (Sunday) was just amazing. To be able to hit better than what Virat Kohli had done requires something special and that’s what he did.” added.
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Gill contributed 123 runs for the second wicket with Vijay Shankar (53 for 35) after Wriddhiman Saha was bowled out in the third over of the chase. Despite Shankar, Dasun Shanaka and David Miller being bowled out in quick succession, the Punjab batsman ensured the Gujarat Titans crossed the finish line.
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“I think now is the time to look to the future” – Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar said this in reference to the contrast between Kohli and Gill’s tackling in a cricket game. Gavaskar praised Kohli’s performance for having a strong punch, but Gill’s performance won him over with his grace, elegance and precision.
“Kohli’s previous entries were amazing, absolutely fabulous. While it was more about power shots, with Shubman Gill it was so smooth, so graceful, and there was no wrong foot. It was just sublime hitting.” Sunil Gavaskar said.
Sunil Gavaskar, the cricketer turned commentator, finished by adding that Gill, the future of Indian cricket, needs to be discussed more now, saying: “I think we should talk about that more than worry about whether Kohli deserves a place on the team or not. I think now is the time to look to the future and that future is Shubman Gill.”
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Kohli and Gill took very different methods for their hundred. While the RCB veteran hit 13 fours and one six, the GT kid hit eight sixes and five fours on his aggressive slam.
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