Shubman Gill keeps igniting the flames with each significant defeat, which eventually draws parallels to Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
Just the way Indian cricket operates is bizarre. Everyone pondered, “Who next?” after the legendary Sunil Gavaskar announced his retirement. The very next year, 16-year-old Sachin Tendulkar made his debut and went on to maybe become the greatest batter in history. When the great Tendulkar had to retire 25 years later, Virat Kohli filled the hole by establishing himself as one of the best and most accomplished batters of the contemporary era. Kohli stood out in the “Battle of the Fab Four” because he dominated all three formats, averaging over 50 in each, and he completely changed the face of cricket.
Gill’s hundreds twice eliminated the top two IPL clubs, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, in three innings. As GT chased down 198 against RCB, Gill’s second consecutive IPL century overshadowed Kohli’s. Later, against MI in the Eliminator, Gill notched up arguably his most destructive century – 129 off 60 balls as Gujarat hammered the five-time champions by 62 runs to secure their place in the final against Chennai Super Kings. Eyeing another milestone, Gill has a real shot at cementing himself as an IPL great. He could become only the second ever Indian batter to breach the 900-run mark hoping to give his team, a second consecutive IPL title.