Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has heaped praise on promising Indian batter Shubman Gill.

As per the legend, Gill will be the best young player of the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 to be played in India. Kallis also said that the right-handed opener is one of his favourite players, and he is looking forward to Gill having a good tournament.

“For me, the young player of the World Cup will be Shubman Gill. What a talent, not much more needs to be said about him, except to think I was going to enjoy watching him bat. One of my favourite players to watch,” said Kallis.

“I was lucky enough to work with him at KKR and see him develop, looking forward to seeing him have a good World Cup,” he added.

Notably, Gill has amassed 750 runs in 12 games at an average of 68.18, including three centuries and two fifties, this year so far.

The stylish right-hander also emerged as the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 with a total of 890 runs in 17 games.