India’s young opener, Shubman Gill was outstanding against Sri Lanka in the third ODI.
Opening the batting, Gill scored 116 from 97 balls and set the game in India’s favor right at the start.
After him, Virat Kohli also smashed his 100 as India put up a total of 390 runs for Sri Lanka to chase.
But, former India opener, Gautam Gambhir has stated that this was not the real Test for Gill as the Sri Lankan bowlers were no match for him.
According to Gambhir, Gill’s real test will come against New Zealand and Australia which have better bowling attacks.
India’s next assignment is against the Kiwis in just 2 days’ time. The series starts off with the ODIs, the first of which is in Hyderabad.
While participating in a discussion, Gambhir said that Gill should focus more on what’s yet to come and also try to take his game to the next level.
This probably was not the best test of his ability and on the international stage as well. But you are not going to take it away from him. He has got a second hundred, that’s what you can do. This opponent was for everyone but he has taken that opportunity with both hands.
Adding further, Gambhir says,
He will have much better opponents when it comes to New Zealand and Australia. Yes, he has started off the year really well and he would want to continue especially against New Zealand and then the four Test matches if he gets that opportunity because Rohit Sharma is coming back, and then the one-dayers against Australia.
Gambhir feels Australia and New Zealand’s bowling attacks will test Gill
Adding more on Gill, Gambhir says that the team management must put Gill to the test against the bowling attack of Australia before the ODI World Cup.
By doing so, Gill will be more confident and ready before the mega event which is to be played in India later this year.
Those bowling attacks will test him, especially Australia. I am not sure about New Zealand because they do not have Tim Southee and Trent Boult. But you want to test yourself against the best, because come the World Cup if he is in your scheme of things and if he has to start, so that you get to know about your game more.
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