Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri lavished praise on batter Shubman Gill. He expressed that the youngster is a quality player, and has “something regal” about him. The opening batter played an impressive knock in the second ODI against New Zealand which ended with No Result, as rain played spoilsport.
Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 45 runs off 42 deliveries before rain interrupted the play. He slammed four boundaries and a six, during his stay in the middle. The right-handed batter has so far had a great run in ODIs for Team India. He averages 61.27, scoring 674 runs in 14 matches, with four half-centuries and a century to his name.
Praising Shubman Gill for his performance in the second ODI against New Zealand, Ravi Shastri expressed that the young cricketer’s focus was on the timing of the ball in the match. He added that it is great to watch Shubman Gill bat. In a chat on Prime Video, the former India head coach said,
“His emphasis today was on the timing of the ball. Sometimes when you are out of your depth, you want to get on with it by trying to hit the ball hard. He was in good control with good footwork. It is great to watch him play. There is something regal about him. He is a quality player and he’s going to be around for a long time (a decade’s time). Has a good work ethic, he trains hard, he’s hungry and he loves this game. He will continue to play because his grooming is good, and he is always grounded.”
Shubman Gill’s strike rate has improved in international cricket: Anjum Chopra
Former Team India cricketer Anjum Chopra was also all praise for Shubman Gill. She highlighted that the right-handed batter has a good strike rate and average in ODI matches. Anjum added that the Team is right in not rushing with Shubman Gill in the T20I matches. She said on Prime Video,
“Shubman’s strike rate has improved in international cricket. He is averaging a healthy 70 plus in international cricket so, you are looking at a player who is developing. In T20s, probably I can now understand why the India team doesn’t want to give him an opportunity right now. Let him become a more traditional player of ODIs and Test match level as well but T20I is a game he is very close to.”