Indian youngster Shubman Gill is among the most talented cricketers in the world. Within a short span of time since making his debut in Australia, Gill has secured a place in the national side as its opener along with Rohit Sharma. Despite a blip in form in the recent home series against England and the Indian Premier League (IPL), his experiences in Australia in his debut series as well as his solid technique is expected to see him be a mainstay in the Indian line-up for times to come.
For the upcoming final of the World Test Championship (WTC), Gill will be expected to open the innings. The match will undoubtedly be Gill’s biggest of his career so far provided he starts. The youngster would want to make his mark with a stellar performance in one of the most important matches in India’s Test history.
“I feel we can’t be better prepared for this final,” Shubman Gill
Following a dip in form during his maiden Test series at home, Shubman Gill is eager to bounce back at the big final. Ahead of his maiden Test series in England, Gill stresses on the importance of taking the game “session by session” especially being an opener. Given India’s recent exploits in the longest format, Gill is confident that the Asian giants cant be prepared any better for the WTC final.
“We did well in Australia. We have been playing well overseas and I feel we can’t be better prepared for this final. As an opener, I feel you should be able to play session by session not just in England, overseas in general,” Gill told India TV.
“It is very important to play session by session. In England whenever there is cloud around, the ball swings more and when the sun is out, it gets easier to bat. It is important to assess those conditions as an opener,” he said.
For the last six months, Gill has been in and out of bio bubbles. Sharing his experience, he hails the quarantine as the toughest period with nothing much to do. “It is very hard, you are in a room for 14 days there is not much to do. We are given workout schedules, we do that. We try to keep ourselves busy watching movies and spend some time on the iPad but it is very hard,” said Gill.