In recent times, Shubman Gill has accumulated enormous runs for both the Indian cricket team and his IPL team. When India face Australia in the Final of the World Test Championship beginning on June 7, the star Indian batsman will seek to continue his incredible form. Similarly, former Pakistani opener Salman Butt compared Gill to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
Notably, Shubman Gill has scored centuries in all cricket formats. Against New Zealand, the Fazilika-born batsman smashed a memorable double century in one-day internationals. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the youngster, who has demonstrated signs of a promising future. Wasim Akram, a legendary Pakistani bowler, compared bowling to India’s star batsman Gill to bowling to Sachin in the first 10 overs of a one-day match when two fielders are permitted outside the 30-yard line.
Speaking on his YouTube channel about this commendable comparison, Butt praised Shubman Gill and stated that the juvenile batter has improved with each game. The 38-year-old added that it is a proud occasion for someone like Gill, given that Akram is regarded as the best bowler in the world. Therefore, the young Indian batter will surely benefit from the legend’s recognition.
These are meritorious compliments for him. It is a proud moment for Gill that one of the world’s greatest bowlers, Wasim Akram, has said this. He deserves it. His batting performance in recent months has been exceptional. “He has been at the top of his game and appears to be the best hitter in the game at the moment,” Butt said.
Shubman Gill scored the most runs during the 2023 IPL season.
In the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the flamboyant Indian opener scored 890 runs in 17 innings to lead the tournament in run production. In IPL 2023, the opener for the Gujarat Titans averaged 59.33 with an impressive strike rate of 157.80. During the course of the season, Gill achieved three centuries.
In addition, Gill won the coveted Orange Cap for his magnificent batting throughout the lucrative league. Gill’s ability to acclimate to English conditions and give India a strong start against Australia in the upcoming WTC final will be fascinating to observe.