Former Head Coach of Indian Men’s Cricket Team Ravi Shastri
Former India chief Ravi Shastri was disappointed on Friday with the way India opener Shubman Gill was fired on Day 1 of the Edgbaston test against England. Shubman was eliminated for 17 by James Anderson, as the young batter shoved one to the slips after a decent start. The gill has played decent punches in the past but has yet to score a Test hundred. He has often lost his wicket after being put and that is something Shastri is not happy about.
While commenting on the game on Sky Sports, Shastri hinted that the batter needs to bring more discipline to his at bat and allow himself time in the middle to score runs.
“That’s a shame. He (Shubman Gill) is a class act. He has to bring that discipline into his game. That’s a bull’s eye and he’s going to be disappointed with it. This is cross-border territory, but you have to value attach to your wicket. You have to stay there and eventually runs will come,” Shastri said in the air.
The former India head coach also said Gill himself would be disappointed for having put in the hard work to get off to a good start
“Yeah, he’ll be hugely disappointed. When he’s done, he’ll let runs come. Everything before that was on purpose. There was no setup here. It was just a gentle poke outside the stump. Will be very disappointed with this because he has a little bit of the hard work. This is cross-border terrain, Edgbaston. Stay in the fold, you’ll get runs. There’s value in your shots,” added Shastri.
James Anderson dealt India a second blow when he sent back a well-mounted Cheteshwar Pujara, with yet another jaffa on the off-stump line.
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