Parthiv Patel, a former wicket-keeper for India, praised Shubman Gill for benefiting from a strong start in the third One-Day International against the West Indies on July 27.
At the Queen’s Park Oval Stadium, the youthful batsman led India to a commanding 119-run victory by way of DLS with an unbeaten 98.
The 22-year-old displayed his talent in the first two games, but all he had to show for it was his first 50 in an ODI. He received harsh criticism for the way he was removed from the games, particularly in the second ODI when he died while attempting to play the scoop shot. Parthiv Patel commented on Cricbuzz that Gill batted “brilliantly” in the series’ last game.
“I think Shubman Gill batted wonderfully; he has been the subject of much discussion. We are aware of Gill’s potential and the types of shots he can take, and we have been critical of him for failing to extend strong beginnings into longer innings. Today, though, he succeeded in doing so.”
“Sadly, the rain started to fall, so we were unable to view that hundred. Gill would probably have been sorry to have missed out on a hundred, I think. But he need not be discouraged; I am convinced that with his talent, many more possibilities will present themselves.”
‘Shubman Gill was outstanding in this series’: Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel described Gill as the top up-and-coming talent in the nation.
“Given that he was selected before Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill excelled in this series. Gill never demonstrated the added strain that comes with playing in front of players who have excelled for India.”
“He struggled in his first two starts, but he learned, and that is why he is the best young prospect right now,” Patel concluded.
Gill is expected to be included in the Indian team for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe as a result of his recent performances.