Shubman Gill recently gave an interview to the Times of India where the young opener reckoned that strike rates are overrated and it’s all about adapting to a given situation and playing according to the teams’ demands.
Gill had further said a batsman should not be rigid and that he should be able to adapt himself to different situations.
“I think strike rate is kind of overrated. It’s all about how you adapt to a certain situation. If the team demands you to play with a strike rate of 200, you should be able to do it. If the team demands you to play at a strike rate of 100, you should be able to do it. It’s just about adapting to the match situation. There shouldn’t be a certain pattern to your game, where you are only able to play one kind of game and not able to adapt to different situations,” said Shubman Gill.
As is always the case, Shubman Gill’s comments were taken out of context on social media which led to the youngster face severe trolling.
Recently, Shubman Gill’s IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders shared a picture of the batsman’s follow-through on Instagram with a caption—“High Elbow, Straight Bat, Picture Perfect!”.
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One of his critics in the comment section termed Gill as ‘tuk-tuk’ while alluding to his low strike rate last season besides questioning his place in the side.
Shubman Gill hit 440 runs at an average of 33.54 but his strike rate was below 120, which is quite low for an opener in T20 cricket.
Gill, however, hit back at the troll and wrote- “I am right where I want to be Mr. NOBODY.”
The upcoming season of the IPL will be crucial for Shubman Gill as he would be looking to shrug off the lean patch that he had endured in the recent Test series against England.