Exclusive: ready to hit wherever the team wants, says Shubman Gill after the first test call

NEW DELHI: Shubman gill He has finally been rewarded with an inaugural test call for the next series against South Africa after being on the scheme of things for quite some time due to his great career in recent times.

The Punjab batter does not want to leave stone without removing if the team management decides to give it a try in the three-game series against the Proteas and is excited to play under the pattern virat Kohli .

Speaking exclusively with Timesofindia.com after receiving the first call, Gill said: I am in Trivandrum right now (for the first unofficial test vs South Africa A). When I arrived in the room, my teammates told me the news. I immediately checked my phone. I was flooded with messages and missed calls. I am very happy now. If I have the opportunity to play, I will do my best.

We have the best team. I'm excited to play with Virat (Kohli) bhaiya, the 20-year-old hitter added.

Gill offered a splendid performance during the India A tour of the Caribbean last month, but could not find his name in the 16-member India team against the West Indies in the two test series. But now that you have your inaugural test call, you want to take this opportunity with both hands.

I'm in good shape. I know I got lost in the West Indies (Evidence). But this is a great opportunity for me and I want to mark how I have been doing recently. Many thanks to the selectors. It will be an honor for Team India whites, Gill told Timesofindia.com.

No one knows if Gill will be in India playing XI. Mayank Agarwal recent career and Rohit Sharma The expected ascent to first place could mean that Gill will have to be on the bench. But the 20-year-old is not thinking about what position he could hit.

Obviously it will be a great opportunity. I don't want to think about any space. I will hit where my team wants me to. If they want me to open, I will, if they want the order to come, I'm ready for that too, a confident Gill told TimesofIndia.com.