Shubman Gill has been in phenomenal touch and the way he has been batting around of late, it is needless to say but the Indian cricket fans are watching at the next big thing in Indian cricket. From knitting together strikes of exquisite elegance to exploding to perfection, it has been nothing short of absolute swashbuckling from the hard-hitting Indian opener.
However, given the fact that he is an opener of the innings, ideally in T20 cricket where you expect the batter to score runs in the fastest ways possible, somehow trying to try and push towards the latter half of the innings have backfired. Former New Zealand cricketer and current commentator, Simon Doull has always been an advocate of not considering one’s fifty or hundred as a milestone in T20 cricket.
Here is how Shubman Gill toyed with the LSG bowlers
Going by huis argument, T20 game is a team effort where all eleven players are crucially important and it is a lot better if all members of the side chip in with quickly scored 30s and 40s like we saw in one of the games of LSG.
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Shubman Gill battered a warring 94 from just 51 balls, hammering 2 fours and 7 sixes. However, towards the end where he was batting in the last 2 to 3 overs, it felt as if he had troubles connecting with the massive hits and it is just one more shortcoming of the human body.
This is what Simon Doull had to say about Shubman Gill
Had it not been for the late charge of David Miller and Hardik Pandya, Gujarat could have finished at least 10-20 runs prior to where they finished. Simon Doull prohesized a bizarre approach for Gill, adding that GT should have resorted to the same if they were to score more runs.
Doull stated, “Shubman was getting tired. He wasn’t able to hit the boundaries at much as he could. And it can happen. Listen…it might be controversial, but I am waiting for the day when a bloke gets 75 or 80 off 45 balls and is cooked after the afternoon heat which is 45 degrees and hence quite can’t get there so he says ‘Okay Tewatia, you are out there.’ Retire him out.”