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Shastri wants Gill to add more value to his wicket and bat longer in Tests

Shubman Gill, Six Sports

After Shubman Gill was out after scoring just 17 runs in the first innings, former India head coach Ravi Shastri gave his comments.

He opined that Gill played a nothing shot and it was rather disappointing to watch.

Shastri further added that Gill needs to put more value on his wicket and bat longer in Tests.

Gill was dealing with boundaries today and was feeling quite comfortable with the new ball.

He had opened the innings with Cheteshwar Pujara today.

Gill has become a backup opener for India in Tests as injuries have constantly plagued him.

He was set to play against England last year but a calf injury ruled him out for several months.

Gill did play the World Test Championship against New Zealand.

But, he did not have satisfactory scores in the game. He scored only 28 and 8 in the first and second innings.

Shastri said that once Gill is set at the crease, he plays very well but he didn’t do so today.

Gill was caught out at slips by Zak Crawley.

Shastri also added that Edgbaston is a boundary-scoring ground and a batsman gets value for his shots.

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