Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of India, went one step further and declared that Gill has solidified his position as Rohit Sharma’s partner for the foreseeable future across all forms, not just the WTC final.
Shubman Gill didn’t need much time to get the experts’ attention. At the age of 18, Gill made his debut at a major event and left everyone in awe. None more so than Simon Doull, a former New Zealand pacer, who chose Gill over Prithvi Shaw, the captain of the Indian team in the 2018 U19 World Cup and a considerably more well-known player at that point due to his accomplishments on the local circuit.
In Australia, Gill’s Test career got off to a good start. The right-hander enjoyed batting on Australian pitches because he could play horizontal bat strokes by riding on top of the bounce. But when the action switched to India, he found it difficult to beat England with large scores. He lost his place in the Test side to KL Rahul.
The three-match ODI series against Australia that begins on March 17 in Mumbai will be Gill’s next opportunity to play. Hardik Pandya will serve as India’s captain because Rohit Sharma is unable to play in the first game of the series due to personal obligations.