Shubman Gill looks like a real player for India: Michael Hussey

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has heaped rich praise on young India opener, Shubman Gill, calling him a real player for the future of India. Hussey signaled out Gill’s magnificent 91-run knock in the Brisbane Test, saying it was a superb innings.

Gill, who made his debut in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne last year, has earned plaudits from various cricket experts after scoring 259 runs in 3 games against Australia at an average of 51.80 including a couple of half-centuries.

“There were some wonderful performances from India. I think Gill’s innings was superb. He looks like a real player for the future of India. I love the way he goes about it. And of course, Pant played one of the most incredible innings I have seen,” Michael Hussey was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.

An injury-ravaged India managed to retain the Border Gavaskar series and defeat Australia in the four-match series 2-1, making an incredible turnaround after being bowled out on their lowest-ever score (36) in the first Test in Adelaide.

“I was certainly not writing India off at the stage, but I thought it was going to be difficult to come back from that, plus their captain (Virat Kohli) was going home. And of course, Mohammad Shami was injured as well. I thought that was going to be a massive loss, but I was really buoyed by Ajinkya Rahane’s comment at the toss at the MCG Test. He had a very positive attitude, he kept the guys nice and positive. He gave new players the opportunity and I think he got them to focus on the positive things. I think that really worked,” Hussey further said.

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