Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram picked up his combined India-Pakistan playing XI

Several Indian players were the top performers in the Indian Premier League 2023. Shubman Gill finsihed as the leading run-scorer, with 890 runs and three hundreds. However, former Pakistan player Wasim Akram feels Ruturaj Gaikwad has a bright future in Indian cricket and not Shubman Gill.

Gaikwad managed 590 runs and was the second highest run-getter for Chennai Super Kings. He averaged 42.14 and hit 4 half-centuries. Ruturaj was one of the main reasons behind CSK’s 5th title triumph.

“He performed well under pressure in the final against Gujarat Titans. He is a class fielder and knows how to win matches. He has a bright future with Team India and Chennai Super Kings,” Wasim Akram told sportskeeda.

Ruturaj was supposed to travel with Team India as a reserve player for the World Test Championship Final against Australia. However, he stayed back because of his marriage.