Shubman Gill recently made his debut at number 3 position during 1st Test against West Indies but failed to make a mark as he could only score 6 off 11 deliveries in Team India’s only innings (1st) with the bat.
While Gill must be under some pressure to prove his worth at that position and establish himself as an able successor of Cheteshwar Pujara in the red-ball format, Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour feels the right-handed batter has enough time.
“He has a lot of potential and he has reached that potential as well in other formats. Sometime it might take a bit of time in particular format, and he is taking that time, but he has that time,” said Rathour.
Shubman Gill has the right temperament:
Before the series opener, Gill had himself expressed his wish to bat at number 3 and paved way for Yashasvi Jaiswal to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the Test format.
“There is no dearth of hardwork, he is working out on innings. And along with potential he also has the temperament, which makes one a big player. Again, there’s no doubt that he’ll play all three formats for a long time,” he added.