IND v AUS 2023: “8,000, 10,000, 15,000 run karein aap,” Gavaskar’s best wishes to Gill after his 2nd Test ton

Shubman Gill scored 128 off 235 balls on Day 3 of the fourth Test against Australia.

Shubman Gill | GettyShubman Gill starred with the bat for India on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Opening the innings, Gill slammed 128 off 235 balls as the hosts reached 289/3 at the close of play on Day 3, trailing the visitors by 191 runs in the first innings.

It was Shubman’s second hundred in Test cricket and his first ton on home soil. Across formats in 2023 so far, the lanky right-hander has hit five centuries so far.

Impressed with his exploits, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday (March 11) wishes that the Punjab lad goes on to score 15,000 runs in the longest format of the game.

"Yeh aapki doosri century hogi...Century ka count aapka aur badhte rahe...8,000, 10,000, 15,000 run karein aap ( This is our second century. I wish your century count grows bigger and you make 8,000, 10,000, 15,000 runs)," Gavaskar said while speaking with Gill at Star Sports.


Earlier, Gavaskar heaped praise on Shubman Gill, predicting that the opener would go on to score tons of runs in Tests.

"He has a lot of time. When he plays a defensive shot, the way he bends forward, even against Mitchell Starc… he presents a straight face of the bat and plays a forward defence, it was so pleasing to see. It shows that he has confidence. He doesn't only play on the backfoot. His foot moves forward and he has a solid defence, not just a solid attack. And in Test cricket, you need that," Gavaskar said on Star Sports.


By Salman Anjum - 12 Mar, 2023

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