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Young batsman Shubman Gill became the talk of the town after he delivered a brilliant back-to-back performance in the recently concluded IPL 2023. The Gujarat Titans slugger had 890 runs in 17 games to become the season’s top scorer. three centuries of his name. Before shining in the IPL, Gill had already made a name for himself in international cricket, scoring hundreds of points across all three formats of the game, including two hundred in ODIs. Seeing his consistently good performances, former Pakistani player Wasim Akram compared the youngster to Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.
“When I play a player like Gill, even in a T20 format, it’s like I’m bowling Sachin Tendulkar in one day cricket in the first 10 overs when only two fielders were allowed (beyond 30 -yard circle). Akram said.
Agreeing with Akram’s comparison, former Pakistani skipper Salman Butt praised Gill and stated that the 23-year-old batter deserved it as he’s been outstanding over the past few months.
“Waseem bhai said that bowling with Gill is like bowling with Tendulkar. I think everyone has their own way of showering praise. Lots of big [former] cricketers compare young people to the legendary players of a bygone era because they feel close to it,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.
“These are worthy comments for him. Gill is proud that Wasim Akram, considered one of the best bowlers in the world, said this. He deserved it. His batting has been outstanding in the past few months. He was at the top of his game and currently looks like an outstanding hitter.”
Following a successful run in the IPL, Gill will now compete in the World Testing Championship final where India will take on Australia on The Oval on June 7th.
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