India vs Australia: The former Indian legendary cricketer VVS Laxman praises young Shubman Gill for the manner in which the 21-year-old has taken to Test cricket courtesy of his solid defense, positive strokeplay with a positive mindset. Moreover, the former KKR captain Dinesh Karthik took to his official Twitter handle to share his views on Shubman Gill's impressive start to his Test career in India tour of Australia. ''Some Very Very Special praise for @RealShubmanGill! #TeamIndia #AUSvIND'' BCCI tweets.
The 21-year-old has impressed everyone by slamming his maiden Test fifty (50 off 101), in only his third innings. He was roped into the playing XI for the second Test at the MCG after Prithvi Shaw's horror show in the Test series opener at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Since then, Gill has impressed many former cricketers, fans, and commentators with his compact stance, technique, confidence, and wide range of shots.
''For someone playing only his 2nd Test match @RealShubmanGill looks very assured at the wicket. Good solid defense, positive stroke play and clarity of thought. Definitely has a very bright future for India in all the 3 formats,'' wrote VVS Laxman on Twitter.
Moreover, Shubman Gill has become the fourth-youngest Indian opener (21 years and 122 days) to score 50+ outside Asia, joining the elite list which includes current head coach Ravi Shastri (20 years, 44 days, vs England in 1982), Madhav Apte (20 years, 108 days, vs West Indies in 1952) and Prithvi Shaw, who scored a half-century in New Zealand at the age of 20 years and 112 days last year.
But just as it looked like that the opener was warming up for a big knock, Pat Cummins induced a rare bad shot from the 21-year-old as he edged the fast bowler straight to Cameron Green in the gully region.