Virender Sehwag not impress by Shubman Gill three-ball duck against LSG. Gill was caught off Krunal Pandya in the first over because he couldn’t time a pull shot perfectly.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has slammed Shubman Gill for a three-ball duck during Gujarat Titans’ opening IPL 2022 match against Lucknow Super Giants. Gill batted first, along with Australian wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade. In the first over, he attempt to take on Sri Lankan pacer Dushmantha Chameera but failed to time a pull shot perfectly and was caught by Krunal Pandya at backward point.
Because GT was chasing a modest target of 159, many were unimpressed with Gill’s approach and labeled him’reckless.’ As he analyzed Gill’s dismissal, Sehwag was also unimpressed with his failure. Notably, Gill stated that he has recently learned some ‘cheeky shots.’ Sehwag emphasized that the 22-year-old does not need to do anything different and should concentrate on the fundamentals.
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Shubman Gill can succeed even if he plays ordinary cricket: Virender Sehwag
“I believe he is a better one-day international player. Because in T20 cricket, the players who can hit boundaries at will inside the Powerplay are the ones who succeed. That is the area in which he needs to improve. He has made statements and stated that he has learned some cheeky shots, but he does not need to play cheeky shots with his batting. “Even if he plays regular cricket, he can provide a better start,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
Sehwag went on to say that he and his former teammates Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar are among the best openers in the IPL. He appears to have stated that a player can succeed in this format of the game while still shooting regular shots.
“He should remember that when it comes to T20 cricket, he either plays too fast or too slow.” He had a strike rate of 120 last year, and we thought he should raise it. This year, I’m hoping he doesn’t start at 150 and veers off course. “Strike rate can be improved while playing normally, as Badoni and Hooda demonstrated,” Sehwag added.
“However, Gill must arrive.” He gets out after scoring 25-30 runs. When you reach 60, 70, or 80, your strike rate will increase. That is when you are free to play. Did Sachin Tendulkar, myself, or Gautam Gambhir play those daring shots as openers? No, I don’t believe so. “You can score runs without being cheeky, and you can score quickly,” he added.
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