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Virat Kohli praises Shubman Gill
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Virat Kohli praises Shubman Gill

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Mount Maunganui, Jan 28: Indian skipper Virat Kohli praised Shubman Gill, after India clinched the series 3-0 against New Zealand on Monday.

"Three clinical games for us. The relentlessness of the side is something that really pleases me. Shubman is very talented and I saw him bat in the nets. I was like wow, I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19," Virat said in a post match press conference.

Gill was announced as replacement for KL Rahul, but so far hasn't played in the three matches that the country won. With India lapping the series early, Gill might get a chance in the fourth ODI, to be played on January 31 at Hamilton.

In the IPL, Gill was picked by KKR for the 2018 season of IPL and he did not disappoint. In just 13 league appearances, Gill slammed 203 runs, at a decent average of 33.83.

Before IPL, the batsman had starred in India's successful U-19 World Cup campaign in New Zealand, where he won the Player of the Tournament award. In the tournament, he scored 372 runs, at an average of 124. (UNI)