India vs New Zealand: Simon Doull says “He can’t just be a boundary hitter”

India vs New Zealand: Simon Doull has agreed that Shubman Gill needs to stop throwing away good starts. It must convert them into big knocks at the Test level. Also, Doull stated that while Gill looks mentally sound, he has to learn to accumulate runs. Gill was dismissed for the 40s in both innings of the Mumbai Test. In the first Test in Kanpur, he registered scores of 52 and 1. The ongoing Test against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium is his 10th match in the longer format of the game. Shubman Gill has scored 558 runs at an average of 32.82. Gill’s performance throughout his brief Test career is discussed. Doull acknowledged that the youngster must do more to earn a spot on the team.

“He’s got to now start converting starts. He has got enough chances, he has played enough first-class cricket and he’s got to start producing the numbers,” Simon Doull said.

India vs New Zealand: Simon Doull says "He can't just be a boundary hitter"

Simon Doull

“India vs New Zealand: Also, he needs to realize that a Test match century is hard, it won’t come along easily. The first one is probably the toughest one you will ever make. He needs to learn and figure out a way to accumulate runs. He’s got to work those ones. He can’t just be a boundary hitter. He puts the bad ball away but he needs to keep the good balls out. He’s got to learn to rotate the strike when times are tough. That is one of the key things for Shubman Gill,” Doull said.

Lastly, in the first innings of the Mumbai Test, Gill edged Ajaz Patel to slip after reaching 44. He was three short of a fifty when he sliced a Rachin Ravindra short ball to short cover in the second innings. Karthik expressed his opinion, claiming that Gill possesses all of the necessary characteristics to thrive at the highest level. When nearing a personal milestone, he believes the young opener needs to show more patience.

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