Shubman Gill    Getty Images
Shubman Gill Getty Images

Rahul Dravid was reputed for keeping the ball down. Be it a square-cut or pull, he somehow managed to keep the ball down. He never fancied taking the aerial route, no matter what the length of the delivery.

Dravid injected a similar brand of cricket in India U-19’s team. Speaking to icc-cricket.com, Shubman Gill revealed how Dravid’s challenged better his game. “When England came to India last February, I got out playing two rash shots in my first two ODIs. I tried to lift the ball and got out. He [Dravid] came and told me, you are such a good striker of the ball, why do you want to hit the ball in the air?

He gave me a challenge in the next two matches to not score any runs with aerial shots, and I got a hundred in the next two matches. He was like, see, you can score so much on the ground, why do you need to hit it in the air? ”

India then travelled to England. Gill scored 102 at Worcester and 147 at Hove.

India have started the 2018 U-19 World Cup Campaign against Australia. Gill smashed a resolute 63 off 64. India eventually won the match by 100 runs.