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Salman Butt compared Shubman Gill to tennis legend Roger Federer – SBB Times

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Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has compared Shubman Gill to Roger Federer, saying the young India batsman plays his shots with incredible quality and touch. On Wednesday, Gill became the youngest player to score a double century in ODI cricket when he scored 208 against New Zealand. Despite some impressive performances from Michael Bracewell, India won the first ODI by 12 runs and took the lead in the series.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill scored a brilliant double century

Speaking on his YouTube channel as quoted by Sportskeeda, Butt said that he has been a huge fan of Gill ever since he played in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, owing to the beauty of his strokes and finishes.

“I have been a fan of Gill ever since he played in that World Test Championship final against New Zealand in England because of the timing he has and the elegance and finish in his strokes. You would not have seen touch players like him in international cricket. These days only power hitters are being talked about everywhere.

The former Pakistan captain compared the 23-year-old to tennis legend Roger Federer and said he plays his shots with incredible quality and touch. Butt also said that the finesse shown by Gill in his game is very rare for players of his age.

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Gill is playing, it is a different kind of cricket. It’s almost like Roger Federer playing his shots with incredible quality and touch. The finesse shown by Shubman Gill in his game is rarely seen in players of such a young age. He is one of his kind and has a glimmer of greatness.

“It was not just about his touch shots but also the way he scored runs despite all the key batsmen getting out at the other end at regular intervals. The way he picks and chooses to target his shots and bowlers shows that his game has already evolved to a great extent.

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