It's Just A Bad Patch: Sunil Gavaskar Downplays Concerns Regarding Shubman Gill's Poor Form In The Ongoing Series

It’s Just A Bad Patch: Sunil Gavaskar Downplays Concerns Regarding Shubman Gill’s Poor Form In The Ongoing Series

Shubman Gill (BCCI)
Shubman Gill (Photo: BCCI)

Former Indian cricketer-turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar has downplayed the concerns regarding young opener Shubman Gill’s lack of returns in the ongoing Test series against England.

Shubman Gill endured yet another failure in the four-match Test series against England as he registered his second duck after he was trapped plumb in front of the wicket courtesy of James Anderson’s inswinger.

The 21-year-old batsman from Punjab has registered scores of 29, 50, 0, 14, 11, 15*, and 0 in seven outings thus far.

Shubman Gill, Sunil Gavaskar
Shubman Gill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Gill had a brilliant start to his Test career in Australia where he ended up as the fourth-highest run-getter in the series which included two brilliant half-centuries.

The 21-year-old was expected to continue his rich vein of form in the home series against England and Sunil Gavaskar has reckoned that the Punjab batsman might be feeling the pressure of expectations.

”It’s just a bad patch that anybody can go through. Expectations after the Australia tour were sky high, maybe he’s feeling the pressure of those expectations,” said Sunil Gavaskar on Star Sports.

The legendary Indian opener also noted that Shubman Gill is playing across the line too frequently at the start of his innings and that he needs to play a bit straight.

“Also he needs to play a bit straight at the start of the innings, he is playing across the line at the moment which is getting him into trouble,” Gavaskar added.

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