Shubman, who has played 91 IPL matches in his career so far, scoring 2790 runs at an average of 37.70, including 3 centuries and 18 fifties, said he is excited for the big challenge.
In a video posted by Gujarat Titans on their social media, their new captain Shubman spoke about the big role in the side.
“I think it’s gonna take, like, probably till the time we don’t play the first match. It’s not gonna, you know, quite sink in. It’s a great feeling. I mean, I was about seven or eight years old when you know IPL started happening. Obviously, it’s a dream for any kid who wants to be a cricketer and wants to play the IPL to be able to captain a team. Then to be able to be that kind of binding factor in this team, it feels amazing,” Gill said in a video posted by Gujarat Titans.
“I mean, we all know captainship comes, with a lot of things, and commitment is one of them. Discipline is one of them. Hard work is one of them. Loyalty is one of them. And because I think I’ve played under great leaders and I’ve learned a lot from them, I think those learnings that I have had from their experience playing under them is gonna help me a lot in this IPL,” he said.
“We have great leaders in our team, be it Kane or be it Rashid bhai or be it Shami bhai or even, David, even Wriddhi bhai, I think it’s gonna be great. And obviously there are gonna be a lot of learnings along the way, which would be my experience as a captain. And I see a lot of people making great memories,” Gill added.
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Shubman had an astonishing 2022 season with GT. The stylish Indian opener slammed 890 runs in 17 matches at an average of 59.33, with three centuries and four fifties. He was named Orange Cap winner in the touranament.