One of the most exciting prospect of Indian cricket Shubman Gill, spoke about how Rahul Dravid’s guidance has got him so far in his career. In his words, the legendary Indian batsman taught him the basic mantra, to never stray away from his “basic game”. The former India skipper has been guiding Gill since his India U-19 days. The youngster from Punjab was the best performer of the India A side on their recent West Indies A tour.
Gill, who is just two weeks away from his 20th birthday, became the youngest Indian player to score a first-class double-hundred earlier this month. He was also the top scorer for India A in the unofficial ODI series against the WIndies A side, registering 218 runs, along with three half-centuries. The teenager described Dravid’s influence on his game, saying,
“Rahul sir has been my coach since the India U-19 days and then India A. There is one basic advice from him which I always keep in mind. He would tell me that come what may, never change your basic game that got you success. He said that if we want to get technically more solid, all the adjustments that we make should be within the confines of our basic game”.
The Punjab batsman then added, “Rahul sir told me that if I change my game, it won’t be natural anymore and may not provide success. His focus has always been on the mental make-up while we face the challenge posed by the best.”