Harbhajan Singh highly impressed with Shubman Gill's shot making style, comparing with Yuvraj Singh

Shubman Gill has an aggregate of 341 runs in the ongoing U-19 World Cup 2018.

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India U19 batsman – Shubman Gill paved the way for theU19 boys to the final of the ICC Cricket World cup 2018 by playing a masterstroke of  102* run in the semifinal against Pakistan on Tuesday. So far in the ICC event, Shubman, who is a fan of the dashing batsman Virat Kohli, has scored 341 runs in four innings at an astounding average of 170.5.

This is not the first time when he made headlines for his superb show with the bat, as Shubman Gill also became the first batsman to score a century in the ongoing World Cup 2018.

Recently, the 18-year-old Punjab-lad cracked a mouth-watering deal INR 1.8 crore with the Kolkata Knight Riders for his services in the IPL 2018.

After grabbing many eyeballs, the young Indian colts drew praise from the veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is highly impressed with right-hander’s style of making shots; even he went on to compare him with star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.

According to a report in DNA, Harbhajan Singh said, “Obviously, the more he plays quality bowling, he will improve. He will play in different conditions, go through phases where he would know how to score runs in difficult conditions. But make no mistake, I have seen 18-year-old Yuvraj Singh from close quarters, Shubman is as talented as Yuvraj.”

The Turbanator signed off by saying, “His biggest advantage is that he has strokes that all modern day players would like to have. He can hit Dilscoop (the lap shot made famous by TM Dilshan), he can hit the ramp shot (guiding over thirdman), inside out lofted shot. And the toughest of them all — the pull in-front of square. Pulling through deep square leg is not difficult but you need to be tall with supple wrists to keep the ball down while pulling in-front of square. Shubman has that.


By Rashmi Nanda - 31 Jan, 2018

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