Shubman Gill Aspires to Take Rohit and Virat's Place in Team India, Openly Expresses His Desire

Shubman Gill is ready to replace Virat-Rohit in Team India
Shubman Gill wants to replace Rohit and Virat in Team India, openly expressed his desire

The Indian cricket team full of young players under the captaincy of Shubman Gill is currently in Zimbabwe. Here Gill will not only have a chance to prove his ability as a captain, but also to strengthen his position as the rightful successor of Rohit-Kohli in Team India.

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On June 29, as soon as Hardik Pandya bowled the last ball of the match in Barbados, the whole of India rejoiced. Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, won the title by defeating South Africa in the final of the T20 World Cup 2024. With this, the wait that had been going on for years also ended. The fans were rejoicing in this happiness when they got a shock. The hero of the final and star batsman Virat Kohli said goodbye to Team India in this format forever. Shortly after, captain Rohit Sharma also took the same step. Since then, everyone is discussing who will replace Virat and Rohit in T20? Team India's young batsman Shubman Gill has staked a claim for this.

While the entire country is currently focused on welcoming the world champion players of Team India, a team of young players under the captaincy of Shubman Gill is in Zimbabwe, which will take the field for the T20 series from Saturday, July 6. Gill has also got the opportunity to captain Team India for the first time. In such a situation, during this 5-match series, he will have to answer many difficult questions.

Ready to replace Kohli and Rohit

One such question, which seemed a little difficult, was asked in his first press conference. This question was about the role of opening batsman in Team India, which became vacant with the retirement of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Gill staked his claim on this and said that he would like to fill this place. Gill mentioned Rohit and Kohli and said that both of them opened during the World Cup and he himself has been opening, so he would like to open in the T20 team in future as well.

Who will be Gill's partner?

While Rohit was the permanent opener of the team, Kohli opened in the World Cup. In such a situation, the opening slots in the T20 team have become vacant, out of which Yashasvi Jaiswal is sure to play. There is competition for the second spot and Gill wants to make it his own. Currently, Gill will open in the Zimbabwe series, where Abhishek Sharma will start the innings with him. Gill, however, also made it clear that his goal is not to repeat the achievements of Virat or Rohit because it is not easy and in such a situation he will not be able to perform well.