Aakash Chopra praises Gill, calls him a threat to KL Rahul

Aakash Chopra

Former India batter, Aakash Chopra has heaped huge praises on Shubman Gill who has now gained quite a reputation for himself.

The 23-year-old scored his maiden Test century against Bangladesh in the ongoing first Test at Chattogram during India’s second innings.

Chopra feels that Gill has now threatened KL Rahul’s position at the top of the order as the latter has garnered some low scores recently.

He has also stated that one of them will have to leave the top spot when Rohit Sharma comes back to the side.

But who will it be? asks Chopra.

Chopra talks about Gill and KL Rahul on his YouTube channel

It is a problem for KL Rahul that he has had two low scores. He got an inside edge in the first innings and got out to the bouncer trap in the second innings. He is an amazing player but with the job Shubman Gill has done, who will go out when Rohit Sharma comes back? Whenever you give him a chance, he grabs it with both hands, and gives you a sweet headache, that how will you keep him out?

Additionally, Chopra also feels that Shubman Gill is best suited for the No.3 and No.4 positions due to the latter’s batting technique.

Gill’s aggressive style of play is highly influenced by white-ball cricket and that’s why he can serve India well in the middle order.

Says Chopra,

What makes Shubman Gill special? He plays extremely cleanly. His playing style aligns with white-ball cricket, in that his feet and body remain beside the ball, and the path is always clean for the bat’s downswing. He can play as an opener on subcontinental pitches and will score runs as well, but when I see him closely, I feel he is a No.3 or No.4 batter, for a long, long, long time.

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