Shubman Gill had a memorable Test debut for India at the MCG with scores of 45 and 35* in the two innings of the Boxing-Day Test match in Melbourne. With India needing a stable opener after their Adelaide debacle, Gill has stood up to the expectations of one and all. He took full toll of every scoring opportunity that he got in both the innings and played an innings of substance for his team.
Meanwhile, impressed by his sound technique and maturity, former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has said that Gill looks good to play for India for the next 10 years. In an interaction with ESPN Cricinfo after India’s win at the MCG, Hussey spoke highly of the 21-year old.
Shubman Gill Can Play Next 10 Years For India: Michael Hussey
“Shubman Gill what a classy player. Here’s a player who can play for the next 10 years for India. He looks classical and maybe he should have played the first Test in the first place,” Michael Hussey said on ESPNCricinfo.
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Previously former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar also rated the youngster very highly and predicted a good career for the youngster. He is likely t keep his place for the third Test with Rohit Sharma likely to make a comeback to the playing XI.
Shubman Gill will either open or bat in the middle-order of India decides to go in with Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal as the openers. Agarwal, too have had low scores in the four innings so far and can be replaced by either Rohit or KL Rahul.
Meanwhile, Hussey lauded India’s comeback into the Test series from behind after winning at MCG.
“It’s been an excellent response, I must admit,” “I felt as though coming into this Test, there sure will be changes. That’s a lot to be making after. As Rahane said, India played pretty well in the first Test, they just had one bad 90-minutes and it was all over. But over here, I think they have pulled the right reigns. They really have” Hussy concluded saying.