Needs to bring that discipline into his game – Ravi Shastri on Shubman Gill’s dismissal at Edgbaston
The former India head coach says that Shubman Gill himself would be disappointed that he had done the hard work of getting himself a good start but could not continue his innings due to a lack of discipline.
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri expressed his disappointment on Friday with the way Indian opener Shubman Gill lost his wicket on day 1 of the Edgbaston Test against England.
He said that Shubman Gill himself would be disappointed that he had done the hard work of getting himself a good start but could not continue his innings due to a lack of discipline.
Gill was dismissed on 17 by James Anderson as the young batter edged his delivery to the slip after a decent start. He has played some decent knocks in the past but he is yet to make his hundred.
He often lost his wicket after getting into a decent start and that is what Shastri has criticized him for while commentating on Sky Sports.
He added that the young batter needs to bring some discipline into his game and he should allow himself in the middle overs to score runs.
“That’s unfortunate. He (Shubman Gill) is a class act. He needs to bring that discipline into his game. That’s a nothing shot and he will be disappointed with it. This is a boundary-scoring ground but you need to put a value on your wicket. You have to stick there and runs will come eventually,”Shastri said on air.
“Yeah, he will be mighty disappointed. When he is set, he makes runs come. Everything before this, there was the intent. There was no intent here. It was just a tentative poke outside the off-stump. Really a nothing shot. He will be very disappointed with this because he had done a little bit of hard work. This is a boundary-scoring ground, Edgbaston. Stay at the crease, you will get runs. There is value for your shots,”Shastri added.
Meanwhile, James Anderson gave India the second blow in Cheteshwar Pujara who was well settled in the crease with yet another jaffa on the stump line.
India is currently at 53/2 and the rain has forced an early lunch in the ongoing fifth test in Birmingham. Virat Kohli has just come to bat while Hanuma Vihari is unbeaten on 14.