Shubman Gill Credits Yuvraj Singh For His Memorable Test Debut In Boxing-Day Test

Shubman Gill Credits Yuvraj Singh For His Memorable Test Debut In Boxing-Day Test

India’s young talent Shubman Gill, who made his debut for team India in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, impressed one and all with his ability with the bat during the just concluded Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Shubman Gill turned out to be one of the biggest finds of the series for Indian cricket. He displayed a wide variety of shots in the 6 innings he played in Australia as he smashed the Aussie bowlers to all the corners of the ground. He scored 259 runs in 3 games he played at an average of 51.80 including a couple of half-centuries.

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He has been receiving praises from all corners for his batting skills, especially his technique against the short ball. And interestingly, it was India’s world cup hero Yuvraj Singh who got him ready for it with throwdowns in the net.

Well, recently in an interview, Shubman gave credits to Yuvraj Singh for honing his batting skills and preparing him for the Australian tour during a camp before IPL 2020. Gill revealed:

“The camp with Yuvi paaji before the IPL was very useful. During that camp, he prepared me to face the chin music. He used to throw hundreds of short-pitch balls to me from different angles, and I think it helped me a lot,” 

Gill admitted that he is a bit relaxed now after making his debut for the national side. He also admitted that he was nervous during his debut match in Melbourne. He said:

“I am relaxed now. Making my debut for India is a big relief. I was a bit nervous. A century could have been cherry on the cake. I was well set and I should have scored the century, but at the same time, I am happy that I have contributed to the team’s victory. This series was a big learning curve for me and I have become a better cricketer.”

Furthermore, Gill talked about the upcoming series against England and how it is going to be a crucial series for him. He said:

 “The next goal is to score consistently at this level. England series will be crucial for me because now I will not be an unknown entity. Facing the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer will be challenging but I am up for it. I was craving for homemade food. For the next couple of days, I just want to be home and eat my favourite dishes,” 

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