Updated December 21st, 2023 at 16:16 IST

'He looks very, very good': Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar highly impressed with Indian youngster

India will take on South Africa in the last and final match of the 3-match ODI series at the Boland Park on Thursday. The series is tied at 1-1 currently.

Reported by: Anirban Sarkar
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A series win will be at stake when India take on South Africa in the third and final ODI at the Boland Park on Thursday. The Men in Blue took a lead in the series having claimed a brilliant victory in the first ODI. But the Proteas turned back the tide to their favour as they knocked the visitors to restore parity in the series.

3 things you need to know

  • Sai Sudharsan made his debut against South Africa
  • India won the first game in the 3-match ODI series
  • The third match will be played on Thursday

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Sai Sudharsan has been in good form for the Indian team

Sai Sudharsan has been the player to watch out for. The youngster has managed to grab all the eyeballs in this new look Indian side which has performed quite well. Despite the likes of Rinku Singh churning out consistent performances, Sudarshan has played with his heart out as he made his debut in this ongoing series.


Sunil Gavaskar seems to be heavily impressed by the way the 22 year old has carried himself out on his first ever international tour.


Sunil Gavaskar showered praises on the Indian youngster

“Yes, he looks very, very good. A very compact player plays close to his body, and has got a good very still head. So balance is very good when he's playing. And, of course, when he plays drives like that. Left-handers can be so elegant when they play, they can play the pull shot as well. But basically, his temperament and talent are very, very nice.”


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Gavaskar also advised the player not to be satisfied with a mere 50 or 60 runs on the board. 


"Now it's a matter of them sort of carrying on from here and not being satisfied and I'm sure he's not being satisfied. You don't want to be getting out in the 50s and 60s. When you bat up the order, you have the opportunity to score a 100 every time. So I think that is what he's got to grab so that somebody will be talking only about who will partner Sai Sudharsan at the top,

The Gujarat Titans opener became the second Indian after Navjot Singh Sidhu to hit two consecutive half centuries in his first two ODIs.


Published December 21st, 2023 at 16:15 IST