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Shubman Gill: Brian Lara’s Bet for Breaking Unbreakable Records

Shubman Gill: Brian Lara’s Bet for Breaking Unbreakable Records

Lara went on to label Shubman Gill as the “most talented batter in this new generation.”

In the world of cricket, records stand as testament to the extraordinary, the seemingly unattainable. Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 international centuries, Mutthaiah Muralitharan’s 800 Test wickets, Brian Lara’s historic 400 in a Test match – these are milestones that echo through the ages. Yet, Lara, the legendary West Indies cricketer, believes the rising star Shubman Gill, has potential to shatter these seemingly unbreakable records.

Lara’s own record of scoring 400 in a Test match, a feat achieved in 2004 against England, is one that has endured for nearly two decades. However, Lara boldly stated that Gill, the dynamic Indian batter, has the talent and prowess to not only surpass his 400-run mark but also break his other towering records, including Lara’s highest individual score in first-class cricket.

“Shubman Gill can break both my records,” Lara confidently asserted in an interview with Anandabazar Patrika. Lara went on to label Shubman Gill as the “most talented batter in this new generation,” expressing his belief that the young Indian cricketer will dominate the cricketing arena for years to come.

Shubman Gill is the next big thing in international cricket: Brian Lara's Bet on Breaking Unbreakable Records

Shubman Gill is unbelievable: Brian Lara

Shubman Gill, known for being the youngest Indian to score a century in all formats and the youngest ever to score an ODI double hundred, has already etched his name in the cricketing annals. Despite a modest start to his Test career, Gill’s explosive batting style has caught Lara’s discerning eye.

“The way he bats is superb. Have you seen how he charges down the track to hit the seamers down the ground? Unbelievable,” Lara remarked, highlighting Gill’s unique approach to facing fast bowlers.

Acknowledging Gill’s blistering start in ODIs, where he holds the record for being the fastest to score 2000 runs in just 38 innings, Lara sees immense potential for Gill to dominate in the longer format, especially Test cricket. He even went so far as to say that if Shubman Gill plays County cricket, Lara believes he could break his own first-class record of an unbeaten 501, achieved in 1994.

As India gears up for the South Africa tour, where Shubman Gill is set to face the challenge as India’s No.3, Lara’s endorsement adds another layer of anticipation. While records may seem unbreakable, the cricketing world watches with bated breath as Shubman Gill, armed with Lara’s confidence, seeks to etch his own indelible mark on the history of the sport.

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