The former Indian spinner Harbhjan Singh believes that Shubman Gill has everything to become the superstar of the coming decade unless he focus on the cricket more. It is the first time in 14 years when someone from Punjab has come the long way to play for team India in red-ball cricket. Missing the first test match, Gill make his debut in the second test match and in the three test matches, he has score 259 runs at an average of 51.8 and look to be another opener team India is looking for. In the conversation with India today, Harbhjan Singh says,
“My only advice to my younger brother Shubman Gill will be to stay focus and look forward all the time. You’re the first opener after (Navjot Singh) Siddhu to play for India (from Punjab). I hope you end up playing more Test matches than Navjot Singh Siddhu and I’d (be) more than happy and proud if you end up playing more Test matches than me,” Harbhajan Singh said.
Shubman Gill mindset makes him the player of big race – Harbhjan Singh
If there is one thing that team India is more happy by the end of the series. It would be the talent like Shubman Gill they find and if team India win the test series it was probably the more efforts of Shubman Gill in the three test matches with runs at the top order. Harbhjan Singh further added, Gill has the abilities to succeed in the international cricket.
“I don’t know whether he’ll be captain of India or not but I want him to play as many years as he can. He’s got the game, he’s got the mindset. It will come down to hard work and keeping the focus and giving importance to the game which he has been giving over the years,” Harbhajan Singh asserted.
After the test series, when Gill has score such amount of runs he will be getting compliments and extra attentions. The real test of his calibre will start now with the expectations.
“It will be even more difficult now as he will have a lot of other commitments since he’s a name now, he’s a known boy, a lot of endorsements and other things will come his way but he needs to stay focused,” Harbhajan added.
After the great numbers, Gill has been selected for the upcoming series against England in the next month.