The young batting prodigy from Punjab – Shubman Gill is the next big thing in Indian cricket. Having made his debut, Gill has already proved his potential at the highest level. He has often drawn comparisons with India skipper Virat Kohli. While he is yet to match Kohli’s calibre with the bat, the youngster has revealed one skill he can teach the talismanic run-scorer.
Gill made his Test debut against Australia last year and didn’t fail to make a mark. He returned with scores of 35*, 45, 50, and 91, playing a key role in guiding India to a historic 2-1 triumph Down Under. His technique and strong defense have earned praise from all quarters. Although Shubman Gill has played down the comparisons with Virat Kohli, the former would be desperate to replicate Kohli’s achievements with the bat.
Kohli always looses in FIFA – Shubman Gill
Meanwhile, in a conversation with ESPNCricinfo, Gill was asked to name one thing which he would like to teach Kohli. The youngster without hesitation stated that Virat Kohli always losses to him in the FIFA video game. It will be interesting to see how Kohli reacts to Gill’s claim considering he is a passionate lover of video games.
“One thing… FIFA (the video game). I know he’s going to be really pissed but he always loses to me in FIFA,” Shubman Gill said.
Meanwhile, both Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli were plying their trade in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) before BCCI postponed it. The decision came in the wake of a number of COVID19 cases that emerged among the players and support staffs.
With the tournament postponed, the focus shifts to the upcoming ICC World Test Championship final. India will lock horns with New Zealand at the Rose Bowl in Southampton from June 18. Gill and Kohli will be seen playing in the title clash as India look to win the first-ever World Test Championship.