Renowned former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif has drawn comparisons between flamboyant batsman Shubman Gill and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, stating that Gill’s batting technique bears resemblance to that of the cricket icon. Gill has been enjoying a stellar campaign in 2023, earning widespread praise from fans and the cricketing community.
Gill’s exceptional form with the bat was evident in the IPL 2023, where he represented the Gujarat Titans. He amassed an impressive 890 runs in 17 matches, including four half-centuries and three centuries. Notably, he has recorded centuries across all three formats of the game and even notched a double century against New Zealand in ODIs within a single calendar year (2023). Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
With his remarkable batting performances garnering significant attention, many fans and cricketing figures have begun to draw comparisons between Gill and cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Mohammad Kaif, a former Indian cricketer, shared his perspective on the matter, suggesting that Gill’s batting style aligns more closely with Tendulkar’s than with Kohli’s.
“I feel that Shubman Gill’s technique is similar to Sachin Tendulkar’s. It is extremely challenging to dismiss him at this stage. He seems to have no weaknesses in his game. Both Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar are legends. I have played with both of them, but Kohli does have his weaknesses. Gill is on the path to greatness, similar to Sachin, in terms of technique and mental strength,” stated Kaif in an interview with Sportskeeda.
Kaif went on to discuss the disparities between Tendulkar and Kohli’s batting techniques, citing Kohli’s struggles during the 2014 tour of England. He pointed out that Kohli found it difficult to counter James Anderson’s skillful deliveries, which proved troublesome for him throughout the series.
“Sachin was an incredibly organized batsman. When comparing Sachin and Virat, the latter still possesses certain weaknesses. He faced a dip in form during his visit to England in 2014. James Anderson troubled him immensely outside the off stump, and he struggled to find a response. He had a tough time in that series,” explained Kaif.
Gill’s impressive performances have undoubtedly caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts, and with his batting technique drawing comparisons to the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, the young batsman’s future in the sport looks promising. Get all the latest updates from the world of cricket only on Nextbet Sports.