Virat Kohli appreciates Shubman Gill’s talent, keen to ‘help him grow’


India’s ace cricketer Virat Kohli reflected on the impact he had on the rising youngster Shubman Gill ahead of the World Test Championship 2023 final against Australia.
The ‘King’ Virat Kohli and the ‘Prince’ Shubman Gill have showcased a similar set of traits and qualities since the beginning of this year. The 23-year-old is currently enjoying tremendous form. He has already scored a record-breaking ODI double-century against New Zealand at the start of the year. He continued his form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as well; he struck three centuries and scored 890 runs. He ended the season with the Orange Cap.
Kohli revealed that he has taken the young batter under his supervision and is providing him with all the guidance he needs to improve as a batter.
“He (Gill) speaks to me a lot about the game, is very keen to learn, and has an amazing skill set at his age,” Kohli said to the ICC, as quoted by “He has got an amazing ability and a temperament to perform at the highest level and is confident, and we do have that relationship and that understanding based upon respect.” “I am keen to help him grow, really understand his potential, and come into his own so that he can play for a long time and perform consistently, and India cricket gets the benefit,” Kohli added.
Gill is yet to really showcase his full potential in the long format on the biggest stage, even though he already has two centuries to his name from 15 Test matches.