Advice from Sunil Gavaskar to double-centurion Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill. Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill have just joined the 200-run club in One-Day Internationals.
Two young Indian cricketers have joined the renowned 200-run club in one-day internationals. Prior to Shubman Gill’s admission into the select club with his double century against New Zealand, Ishan Kishan accomplished the feat while playing against Bangladesh in December 2022, becoming the player with the fastest-ever double ton. Aside from the two teenagers, only three other Indian players have accomplished the feat: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma.
Ishan and Gill are both natural openers, and despite their mutual respect, the rivalry to bat with Rohit Sharma will only grow more interesting in the future. Kishan forced to miss the three One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka because the Indian administration chose Gill over Kishan, but if the last few years are any indication, everything in Indian cricket can change in an instant.
Ishan and Gill are just starting out in their careers and have a long way to go
Sunil Gavaskar advice, cautioned the two against becoming overconfident. Rajesh Chauhan, Karun Nair, Laxmipathy Balaji. SS Das are just a few examples of players whose careers have faded after a promising start in Indian cricket. Gavaskar hopes that the names of Gill and Ishan do not appear on this list.
“In the last month or so, two double century have been scored by Indian batsmen in one-day internationals. Both innings were fantastic performances by young players full of confidence and with a bright future ahead of them. They are in their early twenties, so the future is fully up to them. “Will they maintain their heads and feet on the ground after these fantastic knocks. Would they get carried away to the point where they believe that all they have to do is turn up at the crease and the runs will flow by automatically?” Gavaskar wrote in his Mid-Day column.
Today’s youth are extremely self-assured, which is a fantastic thing: Gavaskar
The boldness of today’s team’s young players was applauded by the India great. Who highlight that it stems from the fact that cricketers have various platforms to express themselves. The most well-known of which is the Indian Premier League. Gavaskar thinks that the success of Gill and Ishan in the IPL would keep memories of failures at the international level at bay.
“Today’s youth are extremely self-assured, which is a fantastic thing. They are not concerned about being dismissed from the national team because they have the security of an IPL contract. Be a result, failure does not frighten them. They can go out and play what is commonly referred to as brave cricket when it is actually worry-free cricket. When being dismissed from the national squad is no longer a concern, a player can go out and play bindaas cricket since there is always the IPL with its least 14 matches to make people forget about international failures,” Gavaskar said.