Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar reckoned that Indian opener Shubman Gill would be disappointed with his shot selection against Jofra Archer’s pace in the first innings. Shubman Gill hasn’t got too many runs after the half-century in the first Test and Yesterday’s dismissal did not help him either. After making all the hard work, Gill went for a pull shot against Archer and top-edged straight into the hands of the mid-wicket fielder for 11 runs.
His second test scores were 0 and 14 but weren’t looked at deeply due to the pitch being a tough track for the batsman and now he will under scrutiny for gifting away his wicket in the series cheaply. The youngster has been praised a lot for playing some high-class shots and with Mayank Agarwal waiting in the wings, Gill needs to make sure that he does a lot more talking with the bat.
Sunil Gavaskar Feels Gill’s Confidence Could Be Dented
Sunil Gavaskar mentioned that Gill played some brilliant shots and looked in great touch before being dismissed. He opined that it was a ‘wrong shot selection’ and feared that the youngster’s confidence could be dented. He added that hard work should be not kept on hold and wanted Gill to play longer innings that will instil confidence in him for the future.
“He cracked a couple of beautiful boundaries and got out. Wrong shot selection and well his confidence is going to be dented. Sometimes when you have done all the hard work, then you have got to keep doing that again,” said Sunil Gavaskar.
Gavaskar Wants Gill To Get His Shot Selection Right
Sunil Gavaskar opined that the youngster Shubman Gill should be wary of Archer’s pace and skidding ability which will make it difficult to pull. He hoped that Gill could get his shot selection right soon. Shubman Gill was one of the finds of the tour to Australia where he instrumental in India’s historic series win against Australia without the senior bowlers available.
“This is not the kind of shot you would hope to get away against a bowler of Jofra Archer’s pace because Archer has got the ability to skid,” Gavaskar added while speaking on the show Cricket Live on host broadcaster Star Sports.
Rohit Sharma(57*) and Ajinkya Rahane(1*) will resume day two’s play for India at 99 for 3 with just 13 runs behind England.