IPL 2018: Sachin Tendulkar was the reason to watch cricket, fall in love with batting, says Shubman Gill
The U19 sensation of the recently held ICC World Cup in New Zealand, the man of the tournament, Shubman Gill, made the IPL stage his name during his recent knock against Chennai Super Kings.
With the help of his maiden half-century in the grandest platform of T20 cricket, Gill displayed why is he so highly rated.
In a recent interaction with Kolkata Knight Riders social media team, the man of the match from the KKR’s last match talked about a wide range of issue, including the roles of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in his blooming career.
When asked by a fan about what inspired to take up the sport, Gill named Sachin Tendulkar as the reason he fell in love with batting.
“What inspired me was Sachin sir. He was basically the reason to watch cricket and fall in love with batting,” quoted Shubman Gill in the recently uploaded clip on Twitter by Kolkata Knight Riders.
Another distinct fan enquired about his experience under U19 coach Rahul Dravid, who helped the Indian side clinch the U19 World Cup, a few months back.
“It has been really great. I’m one of those fortunate guys who has got the privilege to play under Rahul sir. It was a great experience for me,” replied Gill.
Dravid also took the Indian side to the finals of the World Cup in 2016, where they lost against West Indies by a whisker.
Apart from serving Indian cricket as a player for almost two decades, Dravid now serves as the Indian coach of the U19 and ‘A’ teams.
“To obtain tips from one of the legends of cricket, how he thinks in certain situations. When you have such legends of the game as a coach, it’s a great learning curve,” added the upcoming talent from the U19 level.
One of the KKR fans then asked about the atmosphere at the KKR dressing room, under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. To which, Gill answered by saying that the environment is great under DK.
“The environment in the dressing room has been great under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik, which is great for any youngster,” concluded Shubman Gill.
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