Ravi Shastri has criticised Shubman Gill after the India opener failed to score big in the ongoing Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Shubman Gill could not make the most of the opportunity given to him in the ongoing Test. With both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul out of the game, the young opener was given the chance to open the innings.
It was his first Test since December last year. He, however, failed to make it count. Gill looked in good touch right from the word go but failed to capitalise on it. He hit James Anderson and Stuart Broad for two fours each before departing for 17 off 24 balls. Gill ended up edging an outgoing delivery to the slip cordon where Zak Crawley took an easy catch.
Ravi Shastri on Shubman Gill’s dismissal:
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri was in the commentary box when Shubman Gill lost his wicket after playing a poor shot. Having seen Gill’s journey in Test cricket so far from close quarters, Shastri commented on his game. Shastri was the head coach when Gill made his Test debut in 2020.
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Criticising Gill’s shot selection, the former India allrounder said that the young opener needs to bring discipline into his game. He also stated that Gill needs to value his wicket more.
“He (Shubman Gill) needs to bring that discipline into his game. That’s a nothing shot and he will be disappointed with it. This is a boundary-scoring ground but you need to put value on your wicket,” said Shastri.
Talking about the game, India were on 38 for 1 after 13 overs at the time of compiling this report. Cheteshwar Pujara opened the innings alongside Gill as the duo added 27 runs for the first wicket. Following Gill’s dismissal, Hanuma Vihari came out to bat. Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bowl first.