Suresh Raina’s huge compliment to Shubman Gill ahead of the World Cup 2023. Shubman Gill is the leading ODI run-scorer in 2023.
Shubman Gill, an Indian batting superstar, is in top form, as he is the leading ODI run scorer in 2023. With 302 runs, the 24-year-old recently finished as the Asia Cup 2023’s leading run scorer. Gill will be one of India’s main batters heading into the World Cup. He will be expected to do the most of the scoring at the top of the order.
The Punjab-born cricketer has received special plaudits ahead of the mega event from former India batter and 2011 World Cup winner Suresh Raina. Raina has praised him as one of the team’s most crucial players in the World Cup and expects him to replicate Rohit Sharma’s outstanding run in the 2019 edition.
“He’ll be one of the World Cup’s most important players.” I know he wants to be a celebrity and the next Virat Kohli, and he is already in that aura, and we will be talking about him more after the World Cup. Gill has the potential to replicate what Rohit Sharma did for India in the 2019 World Cup. “He’ll get 50 overs to bat, so it’ll be a good starting point for his batting,” Raina remarked on JioCinema’s ‘Home of the Blues – India Heroes.
Notably, Rohit Sharma finished the 2019 World Cup as the leading run scorer with 648 runs from nine innings at an average of 81 and a strike rate of 98.33 with five hundreds and one fifty.
Gill became the seventh male batter to score 200 in ODIs
Meanwhile, in 2023, Gill has so far scored 1052 runs in 18 innings in ODIs at an average of 70.03 and a strike rate of 104.05, totaling 444. In addition, he became only the seventh male cricketer to achieve a double hundred (208) against New Zealand in Hyderabad in January 2023. The opener will seek to continue his excellent run into the World Cup and help India win their third title.