Kartik, Laxman praised Gill

Sydney, 8 January (IANS) Shubman Gill, the young batsman who scored a brilliant half-century in his second Test match, is getting praise from all around. Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik and former cricketer VVS Laxman congratulated Gill on his first half-century.

Gill scored 51 off 101 balls with eight fours in the third Test match being played against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here. He shared a 70-run partnership for the first wicket with Rohit Sharma to give the team a strong start.

Karthik wrote on his official Twitter handle, Star is born. Good start Gill. You batted well the whole time. Don’t be disappointed with yourself the way you got out.

Artistic batsman Laxman said, who is playing only his second Test match, Gill seems quite confident on the wicket. Strong defense, positive stroke play and clear thinking. His future in all three formats is certainly great for India.

Gill made his Test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He scored 45 in the first innings and 35 not out in the second innings.

–IANS

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