India vs Australia: ‘Shubman Gill can play for the next 10 years for India,’ says Michael Hussey


India vs Australia: ‘Shubman Gill can play for the next 10 years for India,’ says Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey and Shubman Gill

Michael Hussey and Shubman Gill
Michael Hussey and Shubman Gill

Young Indian opener Shubman Gill impressed all with his performance during the Boxing Day Test against Australia. With sensible knocks in both the innings, the 21-year old made a dream debut at the MCG. Cricket experts and fans from all over hailed Gill as the next big thing in the Indian cricket. 

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Former Australian batsman turned commentator Michael Hussey also joined this list. Calling him a ‘classy’ player, Hussey said Gill could represent India for the next ten years. 

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“Shubman Gill… what a classy player. Here’s a player who can play for the next ten years for India. He looks classical, and maybe he should have played the first Test in the first place,” Hussey explained. “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 several years,” Hussey said on ESPNCricinfo.

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‘India pulled the right reigns in Melbourne’ – Hussey

India registered a clinical victory at the MCG

Michael Hussey admitted that he did not believe India could comeback after getting all out for 36 in the previous Test. He said that the visitors added the much-needed depth in their batting department that helped them win this game.

“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 made 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.”

“I think they were worried about the batting a little bit. Obviously, after getting bowled out for 36 but also taking Kohli out of that batting line up. It really does weaken things so that’s probably why they decided to bring in Rishabh Pant ahead of Saha because he can give you that positive impetus with the bat,” Hussey explained.

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