A former national selector gave an astonishing answer to the question, Can Shubhman Gill replace Rohit Sharma as captain of Team India?

The young star of Team India, Shubhman Gill, is developing very fast into an all-format batsman for the team, which is very rare in the modern day of cricket. His amazing form in the last 12 months or so has made everyone believe that he can be a successor for Virat Kohli, who is still a match winner for Team India but looks like he has left his best form as an all-format player behind him. As we all know, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, is not getting any younger, and there has been no clear candidate to be the vice captain of the team as the form of KL Rahul has faded away. Therefore, the question about the next leader of Team India has naturally started to gain momentum.
Can Shubhman Gill take this challenge? Gill is only 23 years old but has already shown many signs of being a strong player in the Indian batting lineup. Virat Kohli was also only 25 years old when he became the test captain of Team India. But the thing with Virat Kohli is that by the time he became test captain, he had already won a world cup, the Champions Trophy, and was also a T20 World Cup finalist.
Bhupinder Singh, who is the Former National selector and served from 2005 to 2008, He is someone who has seen the rise of Gill from age group cricket and feels that this is a bit early to burden him with the captaincy. Bhupinder said that Gill has the potential to become a batting legend for Team India, and there is no doubt that he can also become captaincy material, but the time for that is not right now.
He said that I will not force him at this very moment because I want to see him as the next batting legend of Team India. If things go well, then I am 100% sure that he can be the next batting sensation for the country because he has that game, aura, and personality. and in the process of becoming a batting legend, we can also see him develop as a good leader.
Gill, who had an amazing start to his ODI and T20 career, has not been able to show the same brilliance in test cricket, but his score of 91 runs at the Gabba and his sanctuary in Bangladesh last year have given us enough hope.
Bhupinder further added that the captain has to be reliable in the playing 11 because we don't want a situation where the captain drugs down his team. Therefore, in the case of a girl, the first thing is that he should hold his place in the team in whatever format he is getting picked up for.
Although the squad for the West Indies test series has not been announced yet, it is sure that Gill is most likely going to open the batting with captain Rohit Sharma. These two test matches in the Caribbean Islands are going to be another opportunity for Gill to show his brilliance in red-ball Cricket after his disappointing performance in the finals of the World Test Championship against Australia.



Jun 20, 2023 4:35 PM