- Feb 25, 2024
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Former Indian wicketkeeper, Saba Karim opines that Shubman Gill has greater things in store awaiting him because of the immense potential the right-handed batter possesses. Gill recently became the Player of the Series after India whitewashed the West Indies 3-0 in the three-match ODI series.
Gill was at the top of the charts and was the leading run-scorer after scoring 205 runs at an average of 102.50. In the first two ODIs, the batter threw his wicket away after decent starts, but he made his start count in the third and final match of the white-ball series.
Karim felt that Gill has a smart and responsible head on his shoulders. The veteran also backed him to become one of the captains on the domestic circuit. He got a beautiful 98 in the 3rd ODI but got deprived of a well-deserved ton due to rain.
“I think it’s good to get some kind of experience. And I feel one year, two years around the line we may see Shubman elevated to lead one of these on the India T20 league. And I think once he gets that kind of experience, in addition, he can manage to lead Punjab in the domestic level that will really board well for him. Saba Karim stated.
“So, he will gain experience and as you rightly said, he has shown some leadership skills. So that will really do well for Shubman Gill in future,” Karim was quoted as saying on SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’.
Karim also backed the 22-year-old Gill to deliver the goods in the middle-order for the Men in Blue in the 50-over format due to his versatility as a player.
“I look at him as a versatile player because, at this stage, one has seen him bat so well for India as an opener. But given the opportunity, I’m sure he can do well at number three, number four and I think mostly in the T20 format, you look at players who can bat number one, number two and number three. So, I think in that kind of a mould, Shubman Gill can fit in quite easily,” he added.