Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan identified that opener, Shubman Gill, can grow to be fairly an asset to the Test workforce at any time when they tour overseas.
Gill scored a well-crafted 52 within the first innings of the primary Test towards New Zealand earlier than being knocked over by the most effective bowler on the day, Kyle Jamieson. After that, nevertheless, he regarded fairly comfy on the crease and constructed a vital 61-run second-wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara to regular the ship after Mayank Agarwal fell early.
“I really hope and feel that this guy will go on to have a really good career, especially in Test cricket, because I think he can be very vital, especially if we keep touring abroad. He has got outstanding backfoot game with his initial movement,” Pathan mentioned on Star Sports whereas speaking about Gill.
“I’m very impressed with the way Shubman Gill is playing against spinners” – Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan additionally talked about that it was an especially spectacular efficiency from Gill towards the spinners, particularly with a slight quantity of buy on provide for the slower deliveries.
“He is a younger man, and he’s very gifted in the case of batting. He is attempting to determine the way to truly appropriate no matter little technical flaw he has, particularly towards the fuller supply.
“He is coming down the pitch against the fast bowlers, and I’m really impressed with the way he is playing against the spinners. He is playing the ball late,” Pathan added.
At Tea, India was 154/4 with debutant Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja on the crease.
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