Potentially Looks To Be A Remarkable Player – Saba Karim On Shubman Gill


Former India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim has said that the young opening batsman Shubman Gill “potentially looks to be a remarkable player.”

Gill, who made his ODI debut in 2019 against New Zealand, got his India recall during the West Indies ODI series. He batted exceptionally well in the series and smashed 205 runs at an excellent average of 102.50. He continued his top-notch form in the series against Zimbabwe and amassed 245 runs at a remarkable average of 122.50.

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Saba Karim
Saba Karim (Image Credit: Twitter)

During an interaction on the Sports 18 show ‘Sports Over the Top’, former India wicketkeeper-batsman was asked whether Gill still has to prove himself against stronger international teams. Karim replied by saying that the real challenge for the young opener will start now as the teams will start to make plans to get him out. He elaborated:

“Potentially looks to be a remarkable player. But I think the real test for him starts now. This is the time when the opposition bowlers will start to mark him out, they will devise plans to get him out. So I think the real challenge for Shubman Gill starts now.

“Having said that, I do believe the kind of traits which he has shown in the two recently concluded ODI series against West Indies and Zimbabwe, the right kind of technique, the right kind of temperament and more importantly the ever-willingness to learn. All this will stand him in good stead when he comes up against top-quality opposition in testing conditions.”

This is the new breed of Indian cricketers who have been so impressive – Saba Karim

Saba Karim
Saba Karim (Image Credit: Twitter)

Saba Karim further said that the new breed of Indian cricketers like Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan have been highly impressive. He said:

“This is the new breed of Indian cricketers who have been so impressive. At least two or three of them you can pick as all-format players for India. Shubman Gill is right up in the pecking order.

“We can talk about Rishabh Pant, you can talk about Shubman Gill now. So there are so many youngsters who are coming up the order. Also, it means that due to the tough competition now we see in the Indian side, anybody who gets an opportunity wants to score big and make an impact.”

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

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