Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar, has backed Shubman Gill to score multiple centuries in the longest format of the game.

Former India skipper and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, Sunil Gavaskar, has backed Shubman Gill to score multiple centuries in the longest format of the game.

The young India opener looked confident on Day 2 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. He stitched a crucial partnership of 62 runs with swashbuckling batsman Rohit Sharma for the opening wicket stand.

Despite having a solid start to his innings, the 21-year-old failed to put up a good show with the bat as he was dismissed by Neil Wagner for just 28 runs off 64 balls.

However, Gill’s innings received a lot of praise from Gavaskar, who also lauded his on-field temperament from the commentary box.

“He has the temperament to become a great player. The first hundred is always the toughest one because that journey from scoring a half century to reaching three figures is not that easy,” the 71-year-old said while commentating on Saturday.

The legendary batsman also predicted that Gill will score many big hundreds for India in the future.

“Batsmen tend to feel settled somewhere around 70-80 run mark and start taking the bowlers on and lose their wicket in that way. He just needs to get his first hundred and then a lot more will follow,” Gavaskar added.

Leave a comment