'Ye kuch zyada hi ho gaya hai' - Fans react as Brian Lara backs star India batter to break his world record of 400 and 501

Shubman Gill was recently in action for India in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023. He has also a record of an ODI Double century earlier this year.

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Brian Lara and Shubman Gill (File Photo: Twitter)

Brian Lara and Shubman Gill (File Photo: Twitter)

Former legendary West Indies skipper Brian Lara came up with all praise for the young Indian opener Shubman Gill. Notably, Gill is set to be in action for Team India in the upcoming three-match T20I series against South Africa in South Africa. Recently, he played for India in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023.

Coming back to Lara, he praised the batting abilities of Shubman Gill and also backed him to break his world records of the highest scores in Test cricket and First-Class cricket. Interestingly, just like Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 international centuries and Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800 Test scalps, Brian Lara also owns the world record for the highest Test score (400*) and highest First-Class score (501*).

"He is the most talented batter in this new generation." - Brian Lara 

Lara lauded Gill and backed him to be one of the greatest batters who ever played the game and also predicted that he is the one who can break the world records. 

“Shubman Gill can break both my records, He is the most talented batter in this new generation. He will rule cricket in the coming years. I believe he will go on to break many big records,” said Brian Lara to Anandbazar Patrika.

“Gill didn't score a century (in the World Cup) but look at the knocks he has already played. He has centuries in all formats, has smashed a double hundred in ODIs, and has also played many match-winnings in the IPL. I'm sure he will many ICC tournaments in the future,” he added later.

Furthermore, the former Caribbean great also spoke about Gill’s possibilities to be a great batter if the latter plays in English County Cricket.

“If Gill plays County cricket then he can break my 501*. In Test cricket, he can surely go past 400. Cricket has changed a lot, especially batting. Batters play t20 leagues across the globe. IPL has changed everything. The scoring rate has gone up. So you will keep seeing big scores. Shubman will score big, mark my words,” Lara said.

Here’s how fans reacted to Brian Lara’s statement for Shubman Gill:


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