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Shubman Gill picks Virat Kohli over Sachin Tendulkar

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Shubman Gill picks Virat Kohli over Sachin Tendulkar

Shubman Gill has been in good kind currently. On Tuesday, the batter wrapped up his fourth century, his third in 4 innings, with a bow to the gang.

Gill, alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, blasted a 212-run partnership off simply 26.1 overs and powered India to a victory because the hosts defeated New Zealand by 90 runs on the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

After sealing the victory towards New Zealand, Gill was requested a relatively difficult query. In a video interview that was aired on Star Sports on Tuesday, Gill was requested to decide on between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. The 23-year-old batsman replied: “I think Virat Bhai because…Sachin sir is the reason why I started playing cricket because my dad was his huge fan. When he retired, I was too young to understand cricket. By the time I started to understand cricket a little more, I would say Virat bhai because I have learnt a lot from him as a batter.”

Gill, who was named participant of the sequence when requested about his efficiency, stated, “It feels nice to perform throughout the series,” Gill stated. “My approach didn’t change after the double hundred (208 in the first ODI). It’s all about getting a start and converting every game if possible.”

“I try to play according to the situation and conditions, not looking at my score. Our bowlers did a good job and bowled really well on this wicket because at one point it looked like it could go either ways,” he added.

A 3-match T20 sequence between India and New Zealand begins Friday in Ranchi.