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Playing under great leaders will help: Shubman Gill on Gujarat Titans captaincy

India opener feels it will take him some time to get used to the role of captaincy

PTI Ahmedabad Published 30.11.23, 07:46 AM
Shubman Gill in Gujarat Titans colours.

Shubman Gill in Gujarat Titans colours. File picture

India opener Shubman Gill feels the experience of playing under “great leaders” will help him a lot when he leads Gujarat Titans in the IPL.

“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,” Gill, who
has played under the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, said in a video released by
the franchise.

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“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.”

Gill added that there was no dearth of experienced players in Gujarat Titans, and he would get to learn from New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.

“We have great leaders in our team, be it Kane (Williamson) or be it Rashid (Khan) or be it (Mohammed) Shami, or even David (Miller), or even Wriddhi (Saha). So, 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,” he added.

The 24-year-old Gill feels it will take him some time to get used to the role of captaincy.

“I think it’s gonna take, like, probably till the time we don’t play the first match. It’s not gonna quite sink in.

“I was about seven or eight years old when 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,” he said.

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