Gary Kirsten applauds Shubman Gill and asks to shut off comparison with Sachin and Virat

Shubman Gill receives appreciation from GT head coach Gary Kirsten

Talented Indian opener Shubman Gill showcased remarkable, brilliant and outstanding performances in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Representing the Gujarat Titans, Gill left a lasting impact by amassing an impressive total of 890 runs, including three centuries.

His explosive century against the Mumbai Indians, scoring 129 runs off just 60 deliveries, garnered immense praise from fans and cricket veterans alike.

Gill’s outstanding performance earned him the distinction of securing the second-highest run tally in an IPL season, trailing only Virat Kohli’s record-breaking 973 runs in 2016. Recognizing his exceptional contributions, he was rightfully honored with the Most Valuable Player award at the end of the tournament.

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Although the Titans fell short in the final against the Chennai Super Kings, the emergence of Shubman Gill as a force in T20 cricket remained a prominent highlight of the 2023 IPL edition.

GT Head coach Gary Kirsten says Shubman Gill is progressing faster than other youngsters!

Gary Kirsten, the mentor of the Gujarat Titans and a former coach to Indian batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, acknowledged Gill’s immense potential but deemed it unfair to compare him directly to those two stalwarts. However, Gill’s talent and versatility indicate that he has the capabilities to establish himself as a successful player across all formats of the game.

“He is a young player who has incredible skill and determination to be one of the best players in the world. It would be unfair to compare him to Sachin and Virat so early in his journey. I believe he has the game to successfully play across all three formats for India. You don’t often see that, these days, particularly as T20 cricket is developing and progressing so fast.”