Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: December 4th, 2021 at 01:37 pm

Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar had words of praise for the talented youngster, Shubman Gill, following the latter’s good start to his international Test career.

Gill has had plenty of starts and has negotiated the new ball well. One thing that might go against him is the inability to convert starts into bigger scores. However, he is still at the early stage of his career and has plenty of time to improve.

When it comes to technique, different surfaces will test you differently. I think Shubman has an advantage as he played a very crucial innings (91) in Brisbane where we won the Test match. He has had the experience of playing on hard and bouncy tracks and I felt that he looked pretty comfortable. So, I don’t think there is any technical issue as such.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image Credit: Twitter)

When he was playing the new ball (in Australia), I think he was behind the line and when the ball got old, he was marginally beside the line as he got to know how much the ball was swinging, how the field is set. Accordingly, you decide whether you need to be behind the line to play on the on-side or stay beside the line and hit on the off-side,” Tendulkar told a PTI agency.

“He needs to convert those starts and not lose concentration” – Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar further mentioned that Gill did get off to good starts but lost concentration midway to lose his wicket. Although he did get good deliveries, Sachin pointed out that it isn’t the first time he has fallen in the mid-40s.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shubman has started well and shown a lot of promise. The way he builds his innings, he has been good so far. Just that he needs to go further and convert those 40s into big scores. Once you get into that squad, it is about how hungry you are for bigger scores which I’m sure he is. He needs to just convert those starts and not lose concentration. Both in Kanpur and Mumbai, he got good deliveries. He is on a learning curve and will definitely take lessons,” Tendulkar added.

Gill is yet to score a century for India and his highest score remains 91 that he scored at Gabba earlier this year.

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