The Indian team could not have had a better start to 2023. Sri-Lanka’s whitewash followed by another close win against a Top side. Winning these ODI’s will give them confidence and help them remain in the swing until the ICC Cricket World Cup.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2023
A lot of positives in the team have also appeared. One of them is none other than opener Shubhman Gill. He is exactly what team India needs. A reliable opener and a hard hitter of the ball. He can accelerate and hold up and plays with immense versatility.
Welcome to the 200 Club, @ShubmanGill 🔥
— Dr.Amol Kolhe (@kolhe_amol) January 19, 2023
The management including Captain Rohit Sharma has applauded the 23-year-old for his maturity and an old tweet of his about Shubhman Gill has resurfaced. Apparently its the prodigy who wished his Skipper a Happy Birthday back in 2020 and 5-time IPL winner replied him with very bright 2 words.
— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) April 30, 2020
Thanks future 😉 https://t.co/2tTUkuDr50
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 1, 2020
There could not have been a better time than this to see this 2-year-old tweet about a young Shubhman Gill. Against New Zealand 2 days ago, Gill joined a famous list of Double-ton centurions and also became the youngest ever to score 200 enroute his 208 off 149 balls.
Just 23 and already a double ton!
Shubhman Gill's double century proves his prowess on the field & his dedication to excel. I congratulate @ShubmanGill on scoring 200 & wish him all the best for his future.#shubhmangill pic.twitter.com/G4Ja7XdMp3
— Dr Ajay Meena (@drajaybassi) January 19, 2023
The youngster has been able to fill the void after a few years of tussling in the opening slot. The type of impact Sehwag-Gambhir and Dhawan-Rohit had as openers, is something which is seen rarely with newer options. Gill if he is able to stay consistent and remain on his grind for more and more runs, he will be permanently open for the Blues.
3️⃣ ODI Double centurions
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2023
Rohit Sharma had great words about Gill while speaking about him in BCCI TV : “The way you constructed your innings was superb to watch because on the other side we were losing wickets at regular intervals. It is not easy for a set batsman to continue batting in a similar fashion with wickets falling on the other end. Our next best score is 34 after your 208, and that tells you a lot how well you batted.”