“He’s going to be the next captain of India”- Shashi Tharoor’s bold remarks on Shubhman Gill


Shubhman Gill, one of India’s top scorer in the Australia tour got appraisal from almost every corner of the world. He scored 259 runs in just three matches, at an average of 51.80, keeping in mind that this was his debut tour.

Shubhman Gill scored a splendid 91 in the decider Test against Australia at Gabba and helped his team to create history. After this, Twitter gets flooded with the appraisal of young talent. Not only this but speaking to Indranil Basu on SK Live, Shashi Tharoor applauded Shubman Gill. He made the bold prediction that the youngster will take over the leadership reigns from Virat Kohli.

“This is a guy who acts like he has a very old head on his shoulders. If he manages to carry on like this for a couple of years, he’s going to be the next captain of India after Virat Kohli. I have no doubt about it. He has such an extraordinary presence and a sense of self-collectedness. I think his future is absolutely assured.”

“There are so many things about him that are magnificent to watch. One of the things that impressed me most about the 21-year-old was the air of calm and confidence. There is no nervous energy around the guy. There is no tick. There is no sign of uncertainty or exaggerated gestures.”

However, Shashi Tharoor was happy to see India persist with Shubman Gill at the top, despite the youngster making his ODI debut at the No. 3 slot for India. “It was very interesting that they chose to persist with Gill as an opener even after admitting Mayank into the playing 11. He did so well in the second and third Test matches. I’m sure the selectors felt that he looks so comfortable and natural in that slot, let him continue to do it. I’m very glad they stuck with him because he is truly awe-inspiring.”  said Tharoor.

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