India chased down New Zealand’s score of 109 and won in Raipur. Shubman Gill was still in the game with 40 runs, and Rohit Sharma led the way with 51 runs.

Former cricketer and PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja, has praised Indian opener Shubman Gill for his performances in the one-day internationals this year, stating that he has the potential to excel, and even compared him to his opening partner, India captain Rohit Sharma.

In a video on his Youtube channel, Ramiz Raja said, “Shubman Gill resembles a smaller version of Rohit Sharma.” He has a good sense of timing and looks promising. He has the potential to do well. His aggression will increase as he gains more experience. He doesn’t need to make any changes; he recently scored a double-century.

“Shubman Gill remained not out on 40 during India’s successful pursuit of 109 against New Zealand in Raipur, while Rohit Sharma led with a notable 51 runs. Ramiz Raja, a former Pakistan cricketer, stated that the batting was easy for India due to the presence of a remarkable batter like Rohit Sharma. He praised Rohit Sharma’s exceptional performance and his skill in executing hook-and-pull shots, making the 108-run chase appear effortless.

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On Saturday, India’s bowlers, led by Mohammed Shami, performed exceptionally well by dismissing New Zealand for 108, laying the foundation for another series victory for India. Shami (3/18) and Mohammed Siraj utilized the seam movement to dismantle New Zealand’s top and middle order, reducing them to 15/5 at one point.
Despite some resilient performances by Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner, they were unable to rescue their team from the predicament; the pressure was sustained by Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, and Kuldeep Yadav.

Ramiz Raja noted that India defeated New Zealand at their own game. He praised the outstanding performance of India’s bowlers. He stated that their length bowling and seam position was very good. Although Indian bowlers may not have as much pace, their ability to maintain a consistent spot while bowling resulted in a comprehensive performance.

Ramiz Raja also highlighted India’s continued dominance at home and suggested that if Pakistan wants to improve as a cricketing team, they should learn from India on how to be a formidable force at home.

He also pointed out that it’s difficult to beat India on their home turf and that other subcontinent teams, including Pakistan, should learn from India. He said that Pakistan has the potential, but their home performance in terms of results or series wins is not as consistent as India’s. He also mentioned that this is a significant achievement for India in the year of the World Cup.”