IND vs NZ: “Virat Bhai because I learned a lot from him as a batsman” – Shubman Gill on choosing between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

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Young batsman Shubman Gill is in great form and scored his fourth ODI century in the third and final ODI of the three match series against New Zealand at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday 24 January. against the Black Caps, their second in 2023 after Sri Lanka earlier this month.

Shubman Gill crushed his second century of the series, scoring 112 runs off just 78 balls, including 13 fours and five sixes. The 23-year-old justified his selection for veteran batsman Shikhar Dhawan with an average of 73.76 in 21 matches in the 50-over format. The right-handed batsman equaled Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s record of scoring most runs (360) in a three-match ODI series.

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Sachin Sir is the reason I started playing cricket – Shubman Gill

The Punjab-born cricketer was the biggest positive for India in the ODI World Cup year. He received the Player of the Series award for his performance against the Kiwis. In a video interview on Star Sports on Tuesday, Gill was asked a tough question about choosing between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

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“I think Virat Bhai because… Sachin sir is the reason why I started playing cricket because my father was his big fan. When he retired I was too young to understand cricket. By the time I started to understand cricket a bit more I would say Virat bhai because as a batsman I learned a lot from him. said Shubman Gill.

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After being asked to bat first, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 212 runs for the opening wicket and crushed the bowlers in the park. Both batsmen were dismissed shortly after reaching the three-figure mark. The Kiwis staged a brilliant comeback with the ball and limited India to 385 runs. The home side bowled out the Tom Latham-led team for 295 runs and won the match by 90 runs.

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