‘He needs to bring that discipline into his game’ – Ravi Shastri disappointed with Shubman Gill over his dismissal
Shubman Gill was scalped by James Anderson after scoring 17 runs in the first innings.
Updated - Jul 1, 2022 8:10 pm
Former team India head coach and commentator Ravi Shastri has expressed his disappointment at the way opening batter Shubman Gill got out during the first innings of the rescheduled Test match being played between England and the visitors India.
Opening the innings along with Cheteshwar Pujara, Gill started at a brisk pace after scoring 17 runs in just 23 balls and stroking four boundaries. However, the veteran pacer James Anderson got the better of him as Gill unnecessarily poked at a delivery bowled on the fourth stump line. As a result, the ball took the bat’s edge and a simple catch was completed by Zak Crawley stationed at the second slip.
That was a nothing shot and he will be disappointed with it: Shastri on Gill
“That’s unfortunate. He (Shubman Gill) is a class act. He 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 a value on your wicket. You have to stick there and runs will come eventually,” Shastri said during commentary.
Shastri also emphasized the fact that Gill must be disappointed with himself as the batter looks to bat deep once he is set at the crease. “Yeah, he will be mighty disappointed. When he is set, he makes runs come. Everything before this, there was the intent. There was no intent here. It was just a tentative poke outside the off-stump. A nothing shot. He will be very disappointed with this because he had done a little bit of hard work. This is a boundary-scoring ground, Edgbaston. Stay at the crease, you will get runs. There is value for your shots,” said Shastri.
Shubman Gill is playing the first match of the series as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are unavailable for different reasons. He will be keen to make amends in the second innings and put up a good show.