Young Indian opener Shubman Gill has revealed that he is more than happy to bat at whichever position the team-management wants him to.
The 21-year-old Punjab batsman made his Test debut in the ongoing Boxing day Test against Australia after incumbent opener Prithvi Shaw was dropped from the playing 11 following his consecutive failures against the moving ball in the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.
The young opener impressed one and all with his skills and temperament during his inning of 45- one that was glittered with eight boundaries- before he was eventually dismissed by Pat Cummins after he
went for a falsely attempted cover-drive.
“I don’t have specific plans for myself. Wherever the team wants me to bat, I am happy to bat there. My plans should be able to fit with the team’s plans. I am able to give the team a start as an opener, that is an ideal situation. That was my goal. And I think it was fitting in the team’s goal,” said Shubman Gill in the virtual press-conference after day 02.
Gill might have gotten an opportunity to make his debut in the ongoing Test but he has been a part of the Indian set-up for some time now. He was part of the Indian squad that traveled to New Zealand earlier this year and also in the home series against South Africa.
Gill reckoned that playing the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in the nets has proved to be a great confidence booster for him.
“Being with the team helped me a lot because I was able to settle in the team. And to be able to bat in the nets against Boom (Bumrah) or (Mohammed) Shami bhai or Umesh (Yadav) bhai, to be playing a top bowling attack in the nets, it is a huge confidence booster for a youngster. So, when I went to bat today, I didn’t really feel like I am in a whole new place. I didn’t feel like it was a different level,” said Shubman Gill.