‘Your Debut Was Better Than Mine’, Dhoni Strong Words About This Young Indian Star

Shubman Gill is regarded as one of the most gifted young batters in India and is predicted to be a member of the Indian team across all forms for the foreseeable future after his outstanding performances at the 2018 U-19 World Cup helped Team India win the trophy under Prithvi Shaw’s captaincy.

Given his significant contribution to India’s historic series triumph in the 2021/22 Border-Gavaskar trophy on Australian territory, Gill has already distinguished himself in the world of international cricket. India’s win was sparked by Gill’s score of 91 in the famous Gabba Test’s fourth innings.

Gill made his debut for the national team in a 2019 ODI at Hamilton against New Zealand. The Men in Blue were bowled out for 92 runs, which was a poor performance from the youthful right-hander who managed just 9 runs in 21 deliveries.

Shubhman Gill during an interview with Sonam Bajwa said, “The day I made by debut, I was sitting outside and was sad having scored just 15 (9) runs in my debut. So Mahi bhai came and saw that I was very sad. I was then around 18-19 years old. He told me at least your debut was better than mine. I realised he was dismissed for golden duck in his debut. He did not face a single ball and was run out. Then he started laughing and joking and I was touched by that gesture.”

Dhoni made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2004 but was run out and out for a duck without even having played a ball. After making his final appearance in Indian colours at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020.

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