India vs Australia: ‘Only going to look up for him,’ Tom Moody names Indian youngster with ‘Rahane-like understated approach’ – cricket

Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody loves the appearance of young Indian player Shubman Gill. The 21-year-old athlete has a nice head on his shoulders and believes in the way he begins his testing career. India team in time to come.

Moody’s comment came after Gill was impressed with his debut in Test. In the opening match, Gill scored 45 points in the first 65 points and ranked 1-1 in the series, watching India in Melbourne with captain Ajinkya Rahane.

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“Shubman Gill has a restrained approach like Rahane. He wasn’t embarrassed and certainly didn’t look like he was playing his first test match,” Moody told ESPNCricinfo. “This is the beginning of his international career. He seemed very comfortable and comfortable in the environment, as if he had already been there for a year or two. I just find him, there is no doubt about it.”

What impressed Moody the most is how Gill succeeded in the opener test held in Australia. After Prithvi Shaw scored low in Adelaide, India replaced him with Gill. The 21-year-old played most of his domestic cricket as an opener at Funjab, so he was expected to accept the role, but the authority he showed as he faced Australia’s fast bowling trio Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Showed. Doesn’t show anyone playing a maiden test match.

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“Certainly, cutting your teeth early in your career will do a better job than anything else, even if he does 3-4 in the end. Time will tell.”