IND vs AUS: These Are Very Early Days: Aakash Chopra Comes Up With A Scathing Remark On Shubman Gill-Virat Kohli Comparisons

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Former India National Cricket Team opening batsman Aakash Chopra has shared his opinions on whether the youngster Shubman Gill can emulate the modern-day batting great Virat Kohli.

The 23-year-old Gill, who is hailed as the generational talent, has performed exceptionally for India in all three formats of the game in the last few months.

In 2023, the opening batsman has played 12 international matches for India and has smashed 769 runs at an outstanding average of 76.90, with 4 centuries and 1 half-century. He also smashed a sensational double century in the ODI game against New Zealand in Hyderabad.

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Many believe that Gill could be the next Kohli for Indian cricket. However, Aakash Chopra feels that it’s too early to predict whether Gill can achieve the same success as Kohli in international cricket. In a video shared on his official YouTube channel, Chopra elaborated:

“The big question is whether Shubman Gill can do the job that Kohli has done. Only time will tell. If we try to find the similarities, a common thread that is seen is that both have an excellent technical foundation. Both look like sorted players.

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“When you look at their physical structures, it seems they have put a lot of effort into their body. Virat Kohli’s story is that he has done it for a decade, with that kind of consistency. I would say that Virat Kohli has done a superhuman job in modern-day cricket where you need to play three formats.”

I am okay with it if Shubman is seen playing only Tests and ODIs and not T20Is – Aakash Chopra

Chopra added that Gill has the potential to become an all-format player, but it would be fine even if he restricts himself to ODIs and Tests. He elaborated:

“Shubman Gill can reach there, he can be an all-format player, although I feel we shouldn’t be that obsessed that we need an all-format player. It is fine even if that does not happen. I am okay with it if Shubman is seen playing only Tests and ODIs and not T20Is.

“The last page Shubman Gill has turned in his book, it has generated the thought process that he can play equally well in all three formats. These are really early days. I have no doubts about Tests and ODIs, but I think the jury will still stay out for a little while in T20s.”

The cricketer-turned-commentator further made a huge remark on Gill, stating that the 23-year-old will become one of the greatest ever to have played the game of cricket if he achieves even 70 per cent of what Kohli has done.

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