Gill's Growth Is Tremendous

Shubman Gill's strike rate was 200 while scoring 126 not out off 63 balls against New Zealand on February 1,2023.

Feb 3, 2023 - 13:28
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Gill's Growth Is Tremendous
Indian Cricketer Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill's Royal 63- ball 126 in the final game of the T20 series against New Zealand here was a perfect illustration of destroying an attack while employing proper cricket shots. Before this match, some people would point out Gill's modest strike rate of 128.81 to question his place in the T20 side. However, the way Punjab cricketer made mincemeat of the bowlers, scoring at a strike rate of 200,leaves little arguement about his place in T20. Gill is now the team's latest all - format jewel. 

"Gill is technically so sound that it is very easy for him. It is just a switch he needs to make to play T20, ODI and Tests because he has the game for all formats. To be honest, he is not someone who needs to play behind the wicket because of the kind of shots he can play all around in front of the wicket with the gaps. He is actually one of those batsmen along with Surya who can hit good balls and make them a bad ball, " Hardik said. 

It is just tremondous seeing Gill's growth and it has been very fruitful for me. He is a kid who has the right head on his shoulders and going forward I think he is going to be a great value and asset for the Indian cricket team. I wish him the best and I want him to continue the great run which he is having, added captain Pandya. Hailing Gill's rise as a high class bat in all formats of the game, Hardik Said: " I always felt that he has the style and technique to play all the format and it was not surprising for me. The effortless batting that he can do, not many can. It means a lot for him as a youngster to play all formats. It adds a new dimension of the game. 

Virat kohli has also said, Gill as the sitara and future of the Indian Cricket Team. Post the match, Gill said that it was timely advice from Pandya that helped him unfurl his maiden hundred in T20. "I mean, everyone has a different technique to hit the sixes. Hardik bhai told me before the match, 'Just play your game and bat how you normally do. You don't have to do anything extra. He kept on backing me. It paid off today. 

" It feels good when you practice and it pays off. I was backing myself to get the big ones even in One- dayers and T20s, and unfortunately it didn't happen for me in the Sri- Lanka series and in the first couple of matches here against New Zealand. I am happy to get the big ones for the team, "Gill said'. I think we dropped him three times, which doesn't help, but yeah, he kind of applied himself early on. He knew that the pitch was good to bat on and I think his first fifty might have been off 30- odd balls and then his last 70 off 20- odd balls, " Said Black Caps captain Mitchell Santner. 

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