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Vishal Mehra ∙ Jan 27 2023, 4:30 PM | 2 Min Read

Shubman Gill can carry forward Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli's legacy: Saba Karim

image-ldeaqxtkShubman Gill in action [Associated Press]

India have had a rich legacy of batting greats since making their debut back in 1932. The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virat Kohli have been unanimously called maestros in their respective eras. 

Former India wicket-keeper Saba Karim has said that current sensation Shubman Gill has all the ingredients to carry forward the legacy of Tendulkar and Kohli. 

The 23-year-old's recent exploits against New Zealand saw him loot 360 runs at an average of 180, including one double hundred and one hundred. 

Karim, speaking to India News, lauded Gill's maturity as a batter, praising him for his game awareness. 

Here's what Karim said

"The temperament is good. He can carry forward the legacy set by Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. The biggest test is overseas conditions. Gill’s track in England wasn’t that good when he played Tests.

"We hope that he becomes the backbone of Indian batting. We are witnessing such a skill after a long time. In the future, we have to check how he performs against tough opponents. We have to test him in difficult conditions and quality pace bowlers, but the start has been phenomenal."

The Punjab batter can be seen opening the batting for India alongside Ishan Kishan in the first T20I against New Zealand on Friday at Ranchi.

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