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I Was Not Even 10% Of Shubman Gill When I Was 19: Virat Kohli

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| January 28 , 2019 , 19:57 IST

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Monday is full on praises for the youngster Shubman Gill. He said that watching the young Shubman bat at the nets made him realise that he was not even 10 per cent as talented when he was 19.

Speaking to media, the Indian captain said, "There are some outstanding talents coming in. You saw Prithvi Shaw grabbed his opportunities with both hands (opening Test in the West Indies). Shubman again is a very exciting talent."

He further added, "I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even ten per cent of that when I was 19. That's the confidence that they carry and it is great for Indian cricket if the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make impact performances straight away and we would be more than happy to give them the chances and help then grow."

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It is learnt that Shubman, who was part of India's U-19 World Cup winning team had scored 418 runs at the ICC event last year batting at number three to be adjudged the Player of the Tournament.

Simultaneously disappointed with yet another loss, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said a strong India is actually teaching them hard lessons in the five-match series. "They are a very good side and they are teaching us a lesson. There are improvements today and we want to appreciate some of the lessons we have learnt from their side," Williamson said.

"The consistency about their plans and the way they forced some mistakes I guess we gotta be better than that."