Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Extend Mentorship and Support to Shubman Gill’s Promising Career

Indian cricket icons back Gill's potential and pledge to guide the young talent on his path to success.

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Indian cricket stars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have stepped forward to provide mentorship and support to the highly promising Shubman Gill, recognizing his immense talent and potential. Gill’s exceptional performances across various formats in the past year have captivated the attention of Rohit, who firmly believes in the young batsman’s abilities.

Rohit Gill Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Extend Mentorship and Support to Shubman Gill's Promising Career

Amidst the ongoing World Test Championship final against Australia, Rohit Sharma expressed unwavering faith in Gill’s capabilities, emphasizing his belief that Gill is destined for greatness in Indian cricket. According to Rohit, Gill possesses all the necessary qualities to excel at the highest level and is undoubtedly the next big sensation.

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Virat Kohli, who has been Gill’s long-time teammate and role model, is equally enthusiastic about providing guidance and sharing his wealth of experience accumulated over his 15-year career. Kohli revealed that Gill has always looked up to him and frequently engages in discussions about the game.

Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Extend Mentorship and Support to Shubman Gill's Promising Career

Kohli is aware of the striking similarity between Gill’s cover drive and his own execution, which further strengthens their bond. While Kohli is often hailed as the “King” by fans, Gill, considered his successor, has earned the moniker of “Prince.”

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However, Kohli believes that such titles are mere public perception, and the true responsibility of senior cricketers lies in guiding and mentoring the younger generation. He emphasizes the importance of sharing insights gained throughout one’s career to help them navigate both successes and challenges.


In 2023, Gill showcased his exceptional talent in 17 matches for India, accumulating a total of 980 runs across formats, including five centuries. Representing the Gujarat Titans in the IPL, he emerged as the tournament’s highest run-scorer, amassing 890 runs at an impressive average of 59.33, with three centuries to his credit.

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