Shubman Gill can play for the next 10 years for India: Michael Hussey

Shubman Gill can play for the next 10 years for India: Michael Hussey

The two debutants Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj impressed big time and claimed a permanent spot for themselves in the purest format of the game for India.

Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey was all praises for the Men in Blue as they emerged victorious in the second Test against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground after getting succumbed to a humiliating defeat in Adelaide in the first Test match. Coming to the second game, India had made as many as four changes in their Playing XI.

The two debutants Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj, who were included in the team as a replacement for Prithvi Shaw and Mohammed Shami respectively impressed big time and claimed a permanent spot for themselves in the purest format of the game for India. Further, the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant also proved beneficial as both made valuable contributions towards India’s victory.

Speaking about the second Test, Michael Hussey reckoned that in Adelaide, a bad cricket of 90 minutes had led to India’s downfall however the visitors managed to get all the things right at MCG. He also admired the changes India made in their squad as it helped in strengthening their batting and bowling.

Siraj has done a really good job: Michael Hussey

“It’s been an excellent response, I must admit. I felt as though coming into this Test, there sure will be changes. That’s a lot to be making after. As Rahane said, India played pretty well in the first Test, they just had one bad 90-minutes and it was all over. But over here, I think they have pulled the right reigns. They really have,” Hussey told ESPN Cricinfo.

The 45-year-old further named the debutant opening batsman Shubman Gill as the future of Indian cricket who can play for the next 10 years. Hussey also admired the way Mohammed Siraj carried himself in his first Test as he didn’t let the visiting team feel the absence of their ace pacer Shami.

“Shubman Gill… what a classy player. Here’s a player who can play for the next 10 years for India. He looks classical and maybe he should have played the first Test in the first place. Losing Mohammed Shami, I thought was going to really hurt India big time, but Siraj has come in and he’s done a really good job; stepped in like he’s been playing Test cricket for a number of years,” Hussey concluded.