AB de Villiers Predicts Shubman Gill to Be the Top Run-Scorer in World Cup 2023
Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers believes Shubman Gill’s technique and form make him a strong contender for the leading run-scorer in the upcoming World Cup 2023.
As the much-anticipated World Cup 2023 approaches, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the standout performers of the tournament. The inaugural match, scheduled for October 5th at the Narendra Modi Stadium, will see England take on New Zealand. One of the burning questions on everyone’s minds is: Which player will emerge as the leading run-scorer in the competition? In a surprising revelation, former South African cricketer AB de Villiers has placed his bet on Shubman Gill to claim this prestigious title.
During a recent discussion on his YouTube channel, AB de Villiers expressed his confidence in Shubman Gill’s ability to shine as the highest run-scorer in the upcoming World Cup. De Villiers explained his choice, stating, “Shubman Gill will be the highest run-scorer in the World Cup this year. He is in great form. I always go with the batsman who opens. Sometimes with the person batting at number three. Shubman is a great player, and his technique is remarkable. He will be playing the World Cup on his home turf. Yes, there will be some pressure there, but I am picking him.”
Highlighting Gill’s distinctive style and technique, De Villiers added, “His style and technique are quite straightforward. You can say this about many other players as well. But players like Steve Smith and Shubman Gill are a little different. He utilizes his technique effectively without attempting extravagant innovations. He can adapt and apply pressure on the bowlers during a match.”
Shubman Gill recently showcased his batting prowess by scoring a century in the second ODI against Australia. In a spectacular partnership with Shreyas Iyer, Gill contributed 104 runs off 97 balls, helping India secure a dominant 99-run victory. His innings included four sixes and six fours, leaving a lasting impression of his skill and composure under pressure. Gill’s performance throughout the year has been outstanding, as evidenced by his title as the leading run-scorer in the 2023 IPL season, amassing a remarkable total of 890 runs.