Sunil Gavaskar Provides Shubman Gill A New Nickname


Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket legendary batter gave Shubman Gill a brand new nickname, courtesy of the latter’s heroics with the bat towards New Zealand. Shubman Gill has been spectacular, to say the least, along with his current outings. Amongst his checklist of admirers is the nice Sunil Gavaskar too.

Shubman Gill not too long ago grew to become the eighth batter to attain a double ton within the ODI format. He 208 towards New Zealand within the first ODI. At present, the 23-year-old averages an astounding 71.38 in ODIs after enjoying 20 video games. He has reached the triple-figure mark thrice within the 50-over format. Even within the second ODI on Sunday, Shubman Gill stayed unbeaten on 40 to make sure that India go previous the 109-run goal set by New Zealand with out many hiccups.

Shubman Gill (Credits: Twitter)
Shubman Gill (Credit: Twitter)

Sunil Gavaskar Provides Shubman Gill A New Nickname ‘Smoothman’ Gill For His Spectacular ODI Kind

After scoring his maiden ODI hundred towards Zimbabwe, he had devoted his century to his father. Shubman Gill averages a formidable 71.38 in 20 ODIs having amassed 1142 runs with 3 tons- one every towards Zimbabwe (130), Sri Lanka (116) and New Zealand (208) and 5 fifties.

After the match, Shubman Gill had a enjoyable chat with Sunil Gavaskar. “I’ve given you a brand new nickname, Smoothman Gill. I hope you don’t thoughts,” Sunil Gavaskar throughout an interview after India’s win within the second ODI towards New Zealand in Raipur on Saturday. Shubman Gill replied, “I don’t thoughts in any respect, sir.”

Within the 1st India vs New Zealand ODI, Shubman Gill blazed his method to 208 off 149 balls with the assistance of 19 boundaries and 9 sixes to make sure India posted an imposing whole within the first ODI towards New Zealand.

Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sunil Gavaskar. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Within the first ODI towards New Zealand, Shubman Gill additionally accomplished 1000 runs in simply 19 innings. He’s the quickest Indian to succeed in the mark, surpassing Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan – each of whom scored 1000 runs within the format in 24 innings.

Shubman Gill can be now the joint second-fastest ever to attain 1000 runs together with Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq. In finishing 1000 runs in 19 innings, Shubman Gill surpassed the likes of Viv Richards, Babar Azam, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen – all of whom scored 1000 ODI runs in 21 innings. Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman (18 innings) is the quickest to 1000 runs in ODIs.

Salman Butt Reckons If Shubman Gill Works Laborious And Continues His Kind, He Might Obtain Greatness

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has additionally praised Shubman Gill’s batting.

“I grew to become an enormous fan of Shubman Gill ever-since I noticed him enjoying within the Check championship remaining towards New Zealand. His magnificence and magnificence in his strokes are actually commendable. The one concern I had was that why isn’t he in a position to obtain an enormous rating. However he performed a really totally different type of cricket yesterday.”

Controversial Pakistan batsman Salman Butt
Controversial Pakistan batsman Salman Butt (File Picture | AFP)

“Very much less individuals have such sort of end of their type at such a younger age. I believe he’s one in all his form. I’m not saying that he has achieved every little thing in his profession but when he continues to play like this and work laborious then he will probably be on the trail the place he’ll obtain greatness,” Salman Butt mentioned on his YouTube channel.

Shubman Gill has made certain he’s an everyday element of the staff ever since he returned to the ODI squad in 2022. A couple of months earlier than the 2023 ODI World Cup, Group India made the courageous alternative to interchange skilled batsman Shikhar Dhawan within the 50-over format on account of Shubman Gill’s excellent play.



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