Former India batsman VVS Laxman showered accolades on Shubman Gill after the young Indian opener scored a brilliant 91.
The 21-year-old took the attack to the dangerous Australian bowlers on Day 5 of the Gabba Test.
Although Shubman Gill fell nine short of his maiden Test hundred, Laxman feels that it is only a matter of time before he scores many centuries.
According to VVS Laxman, it was the mental strength to handle the pressure against a highly experienced Aussie bowling outfit that stood out during Shubman Gill’s innings on the final day of the Gabba Test.
Shubman Gill hit 91 from 146 balls, scoring at a strike rate of 62.33, to keep India’s faint hopes of a win in Brisbane alive.
He was eventually dismissed by veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who is featuring in his 100th Test. The off-spinner induced a drive from Shubman Gill outside off, and managed to find the edge, which was caught neatly by Steve Smith at slip.
Following his 91, Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian to score a fifty in the fourth innings of a Test in Australia. He is 21 years and 129 days old. The previous Indian record was held by Dilip Vengsarkar (21 years and 297 days).
Pakistan’s Ijaz Ahmed is the youngest visiting batsman to score a fifty in the fourth innings of a Test in Australia. He was 21 years and 114 days old when he achieved the feat.