Shubman Gill opens up about his intentions in this Indian T20 League
You might see me play some cheeky shots in this Indian T20 League: Shubman Gill
After missing some crucial tours because of his injury, Shubman Gill will be making his long awaited return to the game on 28th of March when Gujarat challenges Lucknow at the Wankhede Stadium. Gill, whose strike rate in the T20 format was always questioned, needs to come out of the shell this time and play some big shots to be in the list of players who can represent Indian team in this format.
The 21-year-old doesn’t agree with this. When asked about his strike-rate, the Gujarat opener said, “I feel you have to close yourself from all the critics and do what the team wants from you. As a player, I should be able to play under any given situation. If my team wants me to bat at 160, 180 or even 200 strike-rate, I should be able to do that but if my team wants me to soak in the pressure in a tough situation and wants me to go at 110 strike-rates, I should be able to do that as well, being flexible in all situations. As long as I am able to do that I am really happy and not focus on what people have to say”.
Shubman also mentioned that from his time at the NCA, he has learned a few new shots and will apply some in the upcoming tournament. He has always been known as a classic batter and now he’s trying to play differently shows that he’s got the hunger to make it big. “As a player, I should be capable of playing any shot in the book and on some particular wickets; it's difficult to hit bowlers down the ground. As a player, I am trying to learn more shots and how to be able to play all over the ground. You might see me play some cheeky shots in this Indian T20 League”.
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