Latest Cricket News: No rivalry between me and Prithvi Shaw, we are like brothers, says Shubman Gill

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  • Having garnered a lot of attention with the India U-19 cricket teams and winning the junior World Cup in 2018, Shubman Gill doesn’t fail to make latest cricket news live whenever he speaks
  • India cricket news today reported an interview in which Gill said that he and his U19 captain Prithvi Shaw were “like brothers”

Shubman Gill made a huge impact in Indian cricket circles riding on his explosive performances for the India U-19 cricket team, and specifically, when the junior boys won the World Cup in 2018 in a dominating fashion. While Prithvi Shaw was another star emerging out of that phase as the captain of the U-19 team, Shubman Gill was the batting order’s deputy in-chief. Speaking about the duo’s relation with each other and whether there is any sense of rivalry, Gill was quoted in latest cricket news live, saying, “Not at all. We are like brothers.”

Mentored by the legend of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid, the Indian U19 cricket team absolutely dominated all of their opponents in the recent U19 World Cup. But as these budding cricketers now get ready to move on to the next stage, i.e. the senior Indian cricket team, an immense lot of challenges face the stars such as Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw.

Having impressed in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League as well, Shubman Gill and Prithvi shaw landed in several stories of India cricket news. Going by the way the duo have been performing, it seems highly likely that they could even make it to the 30-man squad for Team India’s upcoming big project, the 2019 World Cup.

Shubman Gill on Prithvi Shaw, “We are like brothers” 

While there is no yardstick to measure who is a better cricketer between Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, the constant comparison might sometimes let a sense of rivalry to rise in between the two absolutely skilled cricketers. But not according to Shubman Gill, who believes that despite of all the hype, the bond between the cricketers is still special.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, which is still making rounds in India cricket news today, Shubman Gill answered to the question whether there was a sense of rivalry between him and his U19 captain Prithvi Shaw, saying, “Not at all. We are like brothers. He does his job and I do mine. And when we do well, we congratulate each other too.”

He also spoke about the exposure that he has been getting post the victory of the India U19 team at the junior World Cup. Speaking about how he plans to use the exposure and influence to get better and move on to the next level, Shubman Gill said,

“Post the U-19 World Cup, I have had a chance to play alongside cricketers like Dinesh Karthik and then seeing Chris Gayle and others from close quarters have been a learning curve. Now I need to deliver in the domestic tournaments to get to the next level.”

Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw are two names emerging from India U-19 cricket, who have time and again proven that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands. After dominating all of their opponents in the junior World Cup in 2018 under the mentorship of Indian cricket legend Rahul Dravid, Gill and Shaw were two leading names among other budding and highly talented cricketers to have garnered huge support and attention from all corners of Indian cricket.

Watch: Shubman Gill: Player of the series for the U-19 World Cup

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