Shubhman Gill is having a fantastic 2022. The opener enjoyed his stint with Gujarat Lions as they clinched the title in their first-ever IPL. Opening for India, Gill has made some consistent runs to be in the thick of things for the ODI World Cup in 2023. He is currently a part of an Indian team that is touring New Zealand.
Gill told Media
After the second match was washed out, Gill talked to the media saying,
“It’s slightly frustrating. When the overs were getting reduced, it got quite irritating to be constantly going in and out of the field, unsure how many overs would we get to play. It made our planning difficult.”
“It is one decision that has to be taken by the boards. As a player and as a fan, it’s very irritating to go in and out and have so many games getting affected by rain. I don’t know how I can make a difference or take a stand for it; it’s a big decision. Playing indoors would be difficult, but having closed roofs would be good.”
Shubhman has been in top form for the national side. In the 14 innings, he has scored 4 half-centuries along with a century. He is scoring with a higher strike rate and is a constant threat to Shikhar Dhawan‘s position in the side.
When asked if he sees himself as an opener for a longer period, he said,
“I’m not looking so far ahead, I’m trying to make the most of the opportunity I get, score big, and make some big contributions for the team. Even in the last game, the way I was playing, the intention was to play long innings. Even in the team meetings, the talk was about batting long, about the set batter ensuring that he finishes the innings. It also makes it easier for the other batters to come in and score.”
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