Shubman Gill has shown some exceptional performances with his bat in recent times.
R. Sridhar, who was team India’s fielding coach from 2014 to 2021, recalled an incident involving Shubman in his recently launched book named ‘Coaching Beyond: My days with the Indian Cricket team’
“In Ahmedabad, during the last Test against England in March 2021, things came to a boil with Shubman. I contemplated having a word with Ravi about it but held my horses and took him out for lunch instead.”
“I told him, ‘You are considered the next big thing. People are looking at you from a leadership perspective. As a future leader, the one thing you should bring is inspiration. You should have a presence on the field and when you do something you must do it with intent. It is not just doing it for the sake of the team. Do it for yourself.’ Do it for your satisfaction, not because the captain wants you there. What you do there should be an inspiration for the whole team.”