Two of India’s young openers have been in phenomenal touch with Shubman Gill turning the heat against the mighty Kiwis while Ishan Kishan showcasing why he is valued so highly in the Indian ranks. Two terrific strikers of the cherry, Ishan and Gill have been savouring the form of their lives and are being touted to be the future of Indian cricket.
Former Indian skipper, Sunil Gavaskar is mighty impressed with the manner of display that the young duo has stitched but didn’t miss out on issuing a warning to both Gill and Ishan Kishan about getting complacent. He also backed it up with a handful of advice for the youngsters that would help them to remain in the hunt for the long run.
Writing for Mid Day, Gavaskar penned, “In the last one month or so, there have been two double centuries cracked by Indian batsmen in one-day internationals. Both were magnificent innings by young men brimming with confidence and with a huge future ahead of them. They are in their early 20s, so what they make of the future is entirely up to them. Will they keep their head and feet on the ground after these stupendous knocks or are they going to get carried away so much that they think that all that they have to do is to just turn up at the crease and the runs will flow by automatically.”
He further added, “Today’s youngsters are super confident, and that’s a wonderful thing. The worry of being dropped from the national team doesn’t enter their minds as they have the cushion of an IPL contract. Therefore, failure doesn’t scare them and they can go out and play what is popularly known as fearless cricket when it is actually worry-free cricket. When being dropped from the national team is not a worry then a player can go out and play bindaas cricket for there’s always the IPL with its minimum 14 matches in which to make people forget the international failures.”
Shubman Gill stitched another century in the series finale, adding to his already impressive tally in the ongoing series against New Zealand, underlining the kind of brilliance that he adds to the Indian ranks.