There are holes in his technique – Scott Styris on Shubman Gill￼
In the ODI series against West Indies, India star batter Shubman Gill was in good form he enrolled 205 runs former Kiwi’s all-rounder Scott Styris feels it is too soon to name him a complete player and there are holes in his technique.
In the ODI series against West Indies, India star batter Shubman Gill was in good form he enrolled 205 runs, with the best score of 98 in the last ODI match of the series. He also won the player of the series award.
After the series victory, substitute skipper Shikhar Dhawan said that Gill has a touch of Rohit contact in him. While former Kiwi’s all-rounder Scott Styris feels it is too soon to name him a complete player and there are holes in his technique.
“You are always learning, even towards the end Tendulkar was still learning about his craft and he played, what was it? 200 Test matches. So, you know, I think, you would never label someone so young, like Shubman Gill as a complete player. I still think there are holes in his game. I think there are holes in his technique that the opposition will look to exploit, but he’s got all the skills and the other component,”Styris said on SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’.
“What makes a world-class player is their thought process and their maturity and leadership. And I think he has that as well. And for that reason, yes you’re quite right you can keep him up there with the Rohit’s, KL Rahuls, and Shikhar’s in terms of openers,”he added.
On the other hand, former national selector Saba Karim hopes that Gill can proceed to lead Punjab in homegrown competitions and that the leadership experience will help the right-handed batter in the future.
“I think it’s good to get some kind of experience. And I feel one year, two years around the line we may see Shubman elevated to lead one of these on the India T20 league. And I think once he gets that kind of experience, in addition, he can manage to lead Punjab at the domestic level which will board well for him. So, he will gain experience and as you rightly said, he has shown some leadership skills. So that will do well for Shubman Gill in the future,”said Karim.
“I look at him as a versatile player because, at this stage, one has seen him bat so well for India as an opener. But given the opportunity, I’m sure he can do well at number three, number four and I think mostly in the T20 format, you look at players who can bat number one, number two, and number three. So, I think in that kind of a mold, Shubman Gill can fit in quite easily,”he added.