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Shubman Gill reveals the precious advice he got from Rahul David

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 August 2019, 18:15 IST
Shubman Gill

Indian cricketer Shubman Gill is all set to celebrate his 20th birthday in style. The Punjab batsman rose to fame very quickly after he helped India win the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand where he scored 372 runs at an average of 124.00. Gill was bought for Rs 1.8 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders in the last season of the Indian Premier League.

Shubman Gill recently became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a first-class double hundred earlier this month. Gill scored a double hundred against West Indies A in the Caribbean. Shubman Gill revealed the precious advice he got from his U-19 coach Rahul Dravid.

“Rahul sir has been my coach since the India U-19 days and then India A. There is one basic advice from him which I always keep in mind. He would tell me that come what may, never change your basic game that got you success,” Gill said.

“Rahul sir told me that if I change my game, it won’t be natural anymore and may not provide success. His focus has always been on the mental make-up while we face the challenge posed by the best,” Gill added.

Gill has played two ODI matches for team India and has scored just 16 runs but his List A record is staggering as he has scored 1,333 runs from 11 matches at an average of 83.31. Gill is currently preparing for the home series against South Africa A.

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First published: 22 August 2019, 18:15 IST