Yuvraj Singh believes Shubman Gill can represent India for a long time
Yuvi also backed India's Test opener Rishabh Pant to come good at the highest level.
Updated - Jan 6, 2019 10:05 pm
Yuvraj Singh is regarded as one of the greatest players in limited-overs formats of his generation. The batting all-rounder played a pivotal part in India’s success in 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj is currently representing his state team Punjab in the Ranji Trophy, where they are set to face Bengal in the last league game of the season. Another player from that team who is making a lot of news is young Shubman Gill.
Yuvraj said that he will try his best in order to help his state qualify for the next round of the Ranji Trophy. The left-hander further added that he has an eye on the IPL and he will do everything to earn a comeback in the Indian team. Yuvraj who was the man of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup said that he will give his best shot. He seemed happy with India’s showing in the Test series against Australia in Australia.
While he admitted that Indian batting lacks experience, but he hailed efforts of some of the players. “Obviously, their experience in batting is not that much what it used to be. But it’s a fantastic effort from the guys. Especially, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah. It’s great to see Rishabh Pant going down the order and scoring big runs. It’s a great sign for Indian cricket for the future.” Yuvraj Singh said as quoted by DNA.
Yuvraj backs Pant
Punjab star had reserved some special praise for Rishabh Pant, who made his Test debut in 2018. He reminded that critics used to point out that Pant played too many rash shots but now he has proved them wrong. “He came last year, he got picked for India. Everybody said he plays too many shots, he’s rash, he doesn’t have the mind. But after one year of being in and out, having a good IPL, the guy scored two hundred overseas,” Yuvraj said.
Gill, the 19-year-old of India U19 fame from Punjab has impressed cricket fans in Ranji Trophy. In his short Ranji career, Gill has scored 990 runs in just 8 matches at an average of 82.50. Yuvraj claimed that the youngster can break into Indian team after 2019 World Cup and he can be a part of the team for a long time.
“Definitely, he’s someone who can represent India for a long time. He’s a very special talent. After a long time, I have seen a young guy whose batting I would like to watch. After the 2019 World Cup, he should make it to the side.” Yuvraj said talking about Gill.