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Shubman Gill dismisses comparisons from Tendulkar and Kohli

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Star India and Gujarat Titans batter, Shubman Gill has earned massive praise in this year’s IPL.

Moreover, this has been Gill’s most prolific season so far as he managed to get past the 800-run mark in the tournament.

He is now the second batter after Kohli to score this many runs in a single season of the IPL and has also won the orange cap.

Additionally, Gill had a strike rate of 60.78 and smashed three tons and four fifties in the tournament as well.

Therefore, for his brilliant outing in the IPL this season, many experts have started comparing him to the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

However, Gill doesn’t like comparisons and has stated that while these players have inspired generations of cricketers, the legacies always remain immortal.

Furthermore, he has also stated that had India not won the ODI World Cup in 2011, then he would not have been much inspired to play cricket for the country.

Gill states that if India had not won the ’83 World Cup, there would not have been a Sachin Tendulkar

Continuing his statement, Gill said that had India not won the 1983 World Cup, then there would not have been a Sachin Tendulkar in the first place.

The generation that all of these people- Sachin (Tendulkar) sir, Virat (Kohli) bhai, Rohit Sharma- have inspired is beyond. Had we not won the ’83 World Cup, had there been a Sachin Tendulkar? No. Had we not won the 2011 World Cup, would I be as inspired? Maybe, maybe not. These kinds of legacies are immortal; you can’t really define them.

Apart from the IPL, Gill has also been prolific this year right from the start in the international arena as well.

He smashed centuries in Test and T20I cricket already and is also the fourth Indian player to hit a double-ton in ODI cricket.

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