Shubman Gill: In the current era of Indian cricket, only one player’s form running and that is Shubman Gill, be it T20, ODI, or Test format. Gill’s bat is continuously spewing runs. It is because of this exceptional form that Shubman Gill is being called India’s new run machine and the next superstar of Indian cricket. Like 2023 has come only for Gill. Along with scoring a double century in ODIs, he has scored centuries in all three formats this year and is the only player of the year to do so.
This brilliant form of Gill is not only a threat to the opposition bowlers but also a big threat to the three players of the Indian team who are openers and are struggling to make a comeback or a place in Team India. Looking at the current form of Shubman Gill, it can also be said that he has ended the career of three such players who are struggling to make their place as an opener in Team India. Let’s see who are those three players.
1) KL Rahul :
Gill’s amazing rise in international cricket is the first player whose career has been put in danger KL Rahul. Rahul was such a player who used to play as an opener in all three formats. Despite the poor form, Rahul was fed as an opener for a long time in all three formats but he could not capitalize on the opportunities he got.
After flopping in two consecutive Tests against Australia, Gill was given a chance by leaving KL Rahul out of the playing XI. Rahul might have felt that he would make a comeback in Tests but no, Gill has put an end to any hope of his return by scoring 128 runs in the first innings of the Ahmedabad Test.
Rahul, who has been playing international cricket for almost 9 years, has never been able to confirm his place in the team. Despite getting countless opportunities, Rahul has failed to establish his impact as a batsman and this is the reason that the way forward for him is now difficult.
2) Mayank Agarwal :
When KL Rahul was going through the bad form, Mayank Agarwal’s name was also coming up for the opening in Test cricket. Mayank’s recent Ranji Trophy also went well and he hoped that he would once again be able to wear Team India’s jersey at least in Tests, but Gill’s exceptional performance in recent days has made Mayank’s Team India. Putting an end to all hopes of a comeback, almost ended his career.
3) Ishan Kishan :
Career ending before it starts. This can happen with wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan. Shubman Gill will be the reason for this. Till a few months ago, Ishaan was getting frequent opportunities in ODIs and T20s and was preparing for his entry into Test cricket. Team India also needed Ishaan, who was an attacking batsman, but before and after scoring a double century in ODI cricket, Ishaan’s form was very poor.
This was the reason that he did not get a chance to make his Test debut during the Australia series. Kishan (Ishan Kishan) is an opener and is comfortable batting at this position, but Gill has occupied this place in all three formats, due to which Kishan’s place in Team India has come under threat.