Sunil Gavaskar does not want Indian youngsters to play “glamour shots” in the IPL

Gavaskar was extremely disappointed with the way Gujarat Lions opener Ishan Kishan got out.

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Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen the emergence of numerous young Indian talents over the past 10 years. Many of them have gone on to make it to the Indian team, courtesy of their brilliant performances in the league. But Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has come up with a piece of advice for all the emerging Indian talents playing this season in the IPL.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Gujarat Lions both of who are struggling at the bottom of the table faced each other in an important clash on Thursday. And Gavaskar, who was in the broadcaster Sony TV’s studio during the all-important fixture was extremely disappointed with the way Gujarat Lions’ left-hander Ishan Kishan got out.


Gujarat made a change in their batting order and Ishan was sent out in the middle as an opener for chasing down a comparatively easy target. He scored 16 runs hitting four boundaries en route to his total. But the manner in which he got out did not go down well with the former great.

The legend who was the first ever batsman to reach the 30 centuries mark in Tests, felt that Kishan should have been more cautious in his approach looking for a half century.

The young batsman tried to sweep a Samuel Badree delivery and was caught LBW in front of the stumps in the process. Gavaskar believes the 18-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman should not have played across the line as it is a risky thing to do.

He further stated that the young Indians are going for “glamour shots” instead of playing normal strokes. According to the former Indian skipper, some of the players did not have the power to play the big shots and thus it is better for them to play in a more orthodox manner.