Sunil Gavaskar comes up with a nickname for Shubman Gill; the younger opener provides a heartfelt response


Workforce India’s younger batting sensation Shubman Gill is having a exceptional type with the bat, particularly within the One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Prior to now few months, Gill has taken his sport to the subsequent stage and has impressed every body together with his excellent consistency.

Gill is taken into account one of the crucial promising younger cricketers and a key participant for India sooner or later as a result of his strong method and talent to attain runs in all situations. The Punjab cricketer is presently taking part in within the ongoing three-match ODI sequence towards New Zealand and has grabbed everybody’s consideration after smashing a double century and unbeaten 40* within the first two video games, which helped the Males in Blue seize the sequence. Not solely this, however within the previous ODI leg towards Sri Lanka, the right-handed batter had slammed 100 as nicely.

Seeing Gill’s excellent hitting capabilities, former India captain and legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar has now develop into the newest fan of the younger opener as he got here up with a nickname for Gill. Following the second ODI at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Raipur on January 21, Gavaskar referred to as the 23-year-old ‘Smoothman Gill’ because the Mumbaikar was talking about how Gill was batting easily on the prime of the order.

Gill additionally reacted to Gavaskar giving him a nickname, because the Fazilka-born appeared barely embarrassed to listen to the phrases of reward from the legendary cricketer.

“I’ve given you a brand new nickname, Smoothman Gill. I hope you don’t thoughts,” Gavaskar informed Gill on Star Sports activities in the course of the post-match interview. To which the younger Indian opener replied with a smile and stated: “I don’t thoughts in any respect, sir.”

Notably, after the match, Gill revealed that it’s at all times a dream whereas batting with Rohit Sharma earlier than mentioning how he and Ishan Kishan spend time collectively and are greatest buddies.

“It’s at all times a dream to bat with Rohit bhai, have learnt rather a lot batting together with him. Me and Ishan Kishan) are greatest mates, we spend quite a lot of time off-field collectively, it was nice to spend a while batting collectively,” Gill had stated after the second ODI.



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