This player, not Shubman Gill, should have become the captain of Gujarat Titans, know why AB de Villiers said this

This player, not Shubman Gill, should have become the captain of Gujarat Titans, know why AB de Villiers said this

hardik pandya After returning to Mumbai Indians Shubhman Gill Has been made the captain of Gujarat Titans for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This is a big responsibility. South African great and former Royal Challengers Bangalore star AB de Villiers feels that while it would be exciting to see Shubman Gill lead Gujarat Titans, another experienced star could be given the chance to lead the franchise for IPL 2024 . AB took the name of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

AB de Villiers said this

AB de Villiers said on his YouTube channel, ‘It is not that I doubt Shubman Gill’s skills or ability as a leader. But as soon as I saw Kane Williamson’s name as a retained player (in GT), I thought it was a great opportunity to give captaincy to an experienced player. De Villiers further praised Gill and said that along with his brilliant role as a player in the top order, there is also a chance for him to become captain. Gill should be given a chance to have a good season in the IPL.

Advocating making Williamson captain

Williamson questioned this decision of Gujarat Titans and said that they decided to field Gill as captain. You may have to suffer consequences for this. I am not saying that it is wrong. I am saying that it was a great opportunity for Shubman to learn just a little bit and find out. He could play the role of captain in 2025. Still, I’m excited to see him perform, lead from the front.

Gill said this after becoming captain

Let us tell you that this will be Gill’s first innings as the captain of an IPL team. He started his IPL journey with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018 before playing for GT in 2022. Gill said in a video posted on social media by the Gujarat Titans franchise, ‘We all know that captaincy comes with many things and commitment is one of them. Discipline is one of them. Hard work is one of them. Loyalty is one of them.

There is no dearth of experienced players in Gujarat

Gill said that there is no dearth of experienced players in Gujarat Titans and they will get to learn a lot from players like New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan. He said that I feel that I have played under great leaders and I have learned a lot from them. I think what I have learned from the experience of playing under him will help me a lot in this IPL.

Will get a chance to learn a lot from seniors: Gill

Gill said, ‘We have great leaders in our team, whether it is Kane (Williamson) or Rashid (Khan) or he (Mohammed) Shami, or even David (Miller), or even Be Wriddhiman (Saha). So, I think this will be a great season for me. Gill further said that obviously, there will be a lot to learn along the way, which will be my experience as a captain. And I see a lot of people making great memories.

Gill has captained before also

As far as playing leadership roles is concerned, Gill was the vice-captain of the India Under-19 team during the 2018 World Cup. He was made the captain of India Blue during the 2019-20 Duleep Trophy. Gill was also made the captain of India C in the Deodhar Trophy in the same season and the captain of India A during the New Zealand tour later in 2019. Now it will be interesting to see how far Gill takes the team which Hardik has taken to the finals in the first two seasons.

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