Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that Shubman Gill’s performances for the Gujarat Titans (GT) franchise in the Indian Premier League have played a huge role in his development as a cricketer. Gill started his IPL career with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but they decided to release him ahead of the IPL 2022 season as well.

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However, GT took the opportunity to buy the youngster and that move turned out to be a masterstroke as well. The past 12 months have been amazing for Gill as he has become a regular member of Team India across formats. He also performed well in the IPL, helping GT win their maiden IPL title last year as well. While speaking to Star Sports ahead of the game between the Gujarat Titans and the Delhi Capitals (DC), Harbhajan Singh said:

“All eyes will be on Shubman Gill for the next few years. He looks like a perfect timer of the cricket ball. He will play big innings and play for India in multiple formats. Performance for Gujarat Titans in TATA IPL must have given him a lot of self-confidence.”

Harbhajan Singh also opened up on the ease with which Shubman Gill plays spin and added: “Gill is very comfortable against spinners. He is a master of this art. If the spinner forces Gill to come forward and play, then he does not get distracted. He takes his time and plays in his own style.”

Sanjay Manjrekar applauds Shubman Gill’s spin game

Sanjay Manjrekar applauds Shubman Gill's spin game
Sanjay Manjrekar applauds Shubman Gill’s spin game

Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was also present in the same discussion and gave credit to Shubman Gill for the way he applies himself when spinners come into the attack as well. However, Manjrekar feels that the more Gill dominates spinners, the more he ensures that other players in the middle order get a stage to smash later.

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Shubman Gill has had a brilliant start to his IPL 2023 campaign and he is currently in sixth position in the list of highest run-scorers with 333 runs from eight games which came at an average of 41.63 as well.

“When the spinners are in the attack, Shubman Gill stays at the wicket, and that has been good for Gujarat. He reads spinners well and doesn’t take extra risks,” the former India opener shared.

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