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Alastair Cook Praises Shubman Gill with a Reference to Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli Following His 104 against England

Alastair Cook praised Shubman Gill’s impressive century and drew a comparison between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in a recent statement.

Alastair Cook compared Shubman Gill to Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.

Alastair Cook compared Shubman Gill to Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.

Shubman Gill silenced critics with a remarkable third Test century on Day 3 of the second Test in Vizag. Despite a shaky start, Gill’s innings spearheaded India’s fightback, leading to a total of 255 in their second innings. England, in response, reached 67/1 by Stumps, requiring 332 runs to win with a target of 399.

England legend Alastair Cook praised Gill’s beautiful innings, acknowledging the pressure on the young talent in a cricket-crazy nation like India. Cook drew parallels with the challenges faced by cricket icons Tendulkar and Kohli, emphasizing Gill’s need to handle the expectations.

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After Gill’s dismissal, India’s other batters fell quickly. England’s openers, Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett, provided a solid start, but Duckett lost his wicket to Ashwin. Crawley will resume batting with Rehan Ahmed on Day 4.

Cook expressed confidence in Gill’s continued presence in the team, even if Kohli and Rahul return. Despite initial struggles and competition for spots, Gill’s talent has now made him unavoidable for selectors, according to Cook.

With India trailing 0-1 in the five-match series, a victory would bring them back into contention in this gripping contest.