India will expect strong innings from Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill together.Image Credit source: Instagram/Shubman Gill
New Delhi: current star of team india Virat Kohli The things that were said about Shubman Gill as his successor, have been seen to be true this year. From international cricket to IPL, Gill has done what Kohli has been doing for many years. Now both are expected to perform brilliantly in the World Test Championship final. In such a situation, Kohli is also not only proud of his young partner, but is also helping him to move forward.
Before the final between India and Australia starting on Wednesday, June 7 at the Oval, Kohli spoke his heart about the team’s young star and opener Gill. Talking to the ICC, Kohli praised Gill’s ability and habit of learning. Kohli also described his relationship with Gill as special.
Gil’s eagerness to learn
Gill, who has been raining runs and centuries since December last year, is in tremendous form this year. He also scored the most runs in IPL 2023. Gill has always told that Kohli has been his idol and the former Indian captain is also not unaware of it. Kohli told about Gill that both of them constantly talk about the game as there is a relationship of mutual respect and understanding between the two.
Describing Gill as a very confident player, Kohli said that he has the urge to learn. At the same time, Kohli is keen to help his young teammate grow and understand the game better. Kohli expressed hope that Gill will continue to perform well to bring success to Indian cricket in the years to come.
What did Kohli say on ‘King-Prince’?
Often the media, fans and commentators call Kohli the ‘King’ of world cricket, especially Indian cricket. All this now gives Gill the title of ‘Prince’ but in the eyes of Kohli, they have no special meaning for him. He made it clear that the job of senior players is to teach junior players to deal with ups and downs from their experience. In the end, Kohli said that he would like to see Gill doing well in this final as well.
Gill and Kohli will set the tone again?
This is not the first time when Kohli has openly praised Gill in this way. A few years back, when Gill had entered Team India, Kohli had said that he was not even close to the ability of the young batsman at Gill’s age. Would like to see Gill and Kohli combine with the bat, just like in the Ahmedabad Test, when both scored brilliant centuries against Australia.
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