After his breakthrough year, Shubman Gill downplayed the similarities that admirers and experts saw between him and legendary players. The youthful opening batter has been in excellent form in all three tournaments, and he has also been awarded the Orange Cap for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2023.
In 15 games throughout the season, he has tallied 851 runs. After Virat Kohli, he is the second Indian batsman to score 800 runs in a single season. People have said he is a once-in-a-generation batsman like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli because he has scored three centuries and is so talented.
In an interview with ANI, Shubman Gill acknowledged the efforts of his predecessors, stating:
“The generation that Sachin sir (Tendulkar) sir, Virat (Kohli) bhai, and Rohit Sharma have inspired is unfathomable.” If we had not won the World Cup in 1983, would Sachin Tendulkar have existed? No. Would I feel as motivated if we had not won the 2011 World Cup? Perhaps, perhaps not. These types of legacies are indestructible and indefinable.
In addition to his success with the franchise, Gill scored his first pair of hundreds in Test and Twenty20 International cricket. He also played a crucial role in Team India’s home ODI, in which he became the fourth Indian player to score a century in a 50-over match.
Gill is considered a versatile player for Team India:
The young bowler has a busy six months ahead as the Men in Blue pursue two significant ICC titles: the World Test Championship (WTC) and the ODI World Cup.
Since his first T20I century against New Zealand, he has become a consistent batsman at the top of the order despite a difficult start to his T20I career.
His IPL 2023 season lends him more credibility than ever before, and it’s possible that he’ll also be considered for the T20 World Cup 2024, as the management seeks to replace older players in the T20I squad.