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Kevin Pietersen Pinpoints Problem In Shubman Gill’s Gameplan

Kevin Pietersen Pinpoints Problem In Shubman Gill’s Gameplan

Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen is one of the biggest fans of Kolkata Knight Riders prodigy Shubman Gill. However, Gill’s recent dip in form and his slow batting in the powerplay is hampering his IPL franchise as per the former England skipper. In this IPL season, Gill’s numbers are underwhelming, with his scores reading 15, 33, 21, 0, 11, 9 and 43.

Last season, Gill scored 440 runs for KKR from 14 matches and in comparison, his form this year is a bit of a worry. Pietersen weighed in on what’s eating Gill, explaining how the KKR batsman needs to be a little more proactive and busier while batting, which will seemingly solve his problem.

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“Let’s talk a little bit about Shubman Gill because I think that guy is so good. I absolutely love him as a player. I’ve been watching him quite closely recently and I think Gill needs to get a little busy at the crease. If he can do that, he can then get himself going. He just seems so lazy,” Pietersen said on the Star Sports pre-match show.

Shubman Gill’s last score of 43 against Delhi Capitals came in 38 balls. His slow approach with the bat did put a lot of pressure on. Pietersen wants Shubman Gill to show a bit more intent, which in turn, will keep him in a good mindset while batting. the lower-order and KKR finally scored an under par total.

Shubman Gill Is Too Lazy At The Moment: Kevin Pietersen

“Some of his dismissals. Some of his dismissals are really low and it looks like he doesn’t really fit the speed of the game. You can get as a batter very lazy and I think he’s too lazy at the moment. He’s too accommodating. I’d just like him to get a little bit busier and more proactive” said KP.

KKR play two more games in Ahmedabad before moving to Bangalore for their final five league games. Meanwhile, their head coach Brendon McCullum has spoken about changing the opening combination in the remaining seven games.

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