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‘Hasn’t Had the Support He Wanted, But Still Stuck Around’: Ex-IND Cricketer Impressed by Shubman Gill’s Resilient Knock vs RR

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Shubman Gill celebrates his fifty (BCCI)

Shubman Gill celebrates his fifty (BCCI)

Sunil Gavaskar was left impressed by Shubman Gill’s knock against the Rajasthan Royals which played a crucial role in handing RR their first loss of the season.

Gujarat Titans skipper, Shubman Gill led from the front as he took charge in the second innings to help his side deliver Rajasthan Royals’ first loss in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League which left even the legendary Sunil Gavaskar impressed.

Speaking to Star Sports the former India batter praised the captain for being able to get some important runs during the chase at a time when he hasn’t been getting much support at the top. He said, “I am very impressed with Shubman Gill because, again, he was not getting the kind of support that he would have wanted at the other end. You want somebody to be there to build a partnership”.

The side has tried several players at the top. As usual, Wriddhiman Saha is not in the playing 11 following the game against Punjab Kings. Sai Sudarshan has been given the responsibility at the top. Gavaskar highlighted the importance of a strong opening stand and how Gill has learned from his mistake by throwing his wicket away.

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“At the start of the innings, if you have a bit of a partnership, it eases quite a bit of your problems. He hasn’t quite had that. That’s why, having learned from the previous game, where he was trying to move around and lost his wicket, and then they weren’t able to chase even 160,” he added.

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Praising his ability to come back after a poor display, Gavaskar appreciated the skipper for looking to play through the innings as he led from the front with a fantastic half-century which puts him back among the top run-scorers for the season.

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I think he knew that he had to stick around as much as possible, and that’s what he did, till Chahal got him out with a very clever delivery. Anticipating that he was going to come down to the crease, he pulled it a little bit wide. But what a terrific innings from a young Shubman Gill,” Gavaskar concluded.

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