Ricky Ponting on Why Shubman Gill Would Be Important For India In The WTC Final: "Had A Bit Of Attitude."
After the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is over, attention will turn to the World Test Championship (WTC) final, which pits India against Australia in the longest version of the game. Shubman Gill will have to partner Rohit Sharma at the top of the order while KL Rahul is out injured. Ricky Ponting, a former Australia captain, believes that 23-year-old Gill will be crucial to the outcome of the WTC final because of his class and arrogance in his shot-making.
"He appears to be a great young man. He also exudes a little bit of attitude. He exudes a little swagger. He possesses a lot of class. He will likely need to use the front foot pull shot against the Australian attack, just like he does against fast bowlers "On the ICC Review, Ponting stated.
In IPL 2023, Gill was in incredible shape and took home the Orange Cap. He was unable to lead the defending champion Gujarat Titans to a second straight championship, but he will be trying to win his first significant prize while representing India next week.
In addition, Ponting praised Muhammad Shami of India, stating that the Aussies have previously identified Mohammed Shami's potential for danger.
"If India is going to win this game, I believe he needs to step up or attempt to elevate his performance. Whether it's new ball or old ball, whether it's in Australia or India, the Australian batsmen are aware of how good Shami is. They are aware of his skill set and his potential for danger. He's going to have to do it, "Added he.
From June 7 to 11, the WTC final will be played at the Oval in London.