Shares of Shubman Gill, considered by many to be the “next big thing” in the world of cricket, have skyrocketed over the past few months. Regardless of the format, the first batter put in performances that many at his age can only imagine. Naturally, the dough is compared to great players like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif said during a discussion on the topic that comparing Gill and Kohli would be unfair as the latter still has some “weaknesses”.
“Sachin was also a very organized batter. When comparing Sachin and Virat, the latter still has some weaknesses. He was out of shape when he went to England (in 2014). there were no answers to it. He was a total flop in this series,” Kaif said in a Sportskeeda chat.
Hence, Kaif believes that the comparisons between Gill and Tendulkar are more appropriate as both have similar techniques.
“I feel that Gill’s technique is similar to Tendulkar’s technique. It is very difficult to take him out of the game at the moment. There seems to be no weakness in his game. Virat and Sachin are legends. I played with both, but Kohli is his weakness,” he said.
“Gill is on his way to being as great as Sachin when it comes to technique and mental strength,” Kaif added.
Having done wonders at home, both in the national colors and in his IPL Gujarat Titans franchise, Gill will need to shift his focus to the longest game format in tough English conditions as India play Australia in the ICC World Test Championship final. .
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