Shubman Gill

IND vs AUS: Not Shubman Gill, Marnus Labuschagne Named This Player As ‘Next Batting Superstar’

The best Test batter in the world, Marnus Labuschagne, passed up Shubman Gill and went with a 24-year-old English cricket player to become the next batting icon. Gill has played well in the 13 games that have been played so far in 2023, scoring three hundreds and one double-century.

One of the most talented young players in the game is Shubman Gill, a prominent Indian batter. The 23-year-old batsman has been in sensational form this year, amassing three centuries, one double century, and one fifty in 13 matches across formats. He shattered the record for the youngest hitter to achieve a double century in ODI cricket when he scored 208 runs off of 149 deliveries against New Zealand on January 18 in Hyderabad during the first of a three-match series.

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During the T20I series against the Black Caps, the right-handed batter later surpassed Virat Kohli’s record to become the top individual scorer for India in T20Is. On February 1st, during the third Twenty20 International, which was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 126 runs off 63 balls.

Shubman Gill was passed over by Marnus Labuschagne in favour of an English batter:

One of the top batters in the world of cricket right now, Shubman Gill, has undoubtedly had a few months of his life, particularly in white-ball cricket. As payment for his white-ball heroics, the Indian batter was given a position in the Test team for the third game against Australia. Many still regard Gill to be the “future of Indian cricket,” despite the fact that he didn’t contribute much with the bat. Australia batter Marnus Labuschagne ignored Gill when asked who the “next batting superstar” was.

During a ‘You have to answer session in ESPNCricinfo, Labuschagne was asked, “Next batting superstar:
Shubman Gill or Harry Brook?”. He said, “Oh, Jesus! Harry Brook. I really like the way he bats. It can be an unpopular answer, but.”
England Vs New Zealand: Harry Brook lives up to 'superstar' billing | Cricket News - Times of India
Similar to Gill, Brook has garnered acclaim for his performances with the England national team. In contrast to Subman, the Englishman has been dominating red-ball cricket.
In the most recent two Test matches against New Zealand, Brook was successful with the ball and scored a total of 329 runs in the four innings.