Shubman Gill has promised to ignore the recent discussion about his strike rate in order to concentrate on the forthcoming Indian Premier League season (IPL). Gill, who will play for the Gujarat Titans (GT) in season 15, was one of three players selected by the newly formed team.
One of the reasons why the Punjab-born player was selected by the club was because he has been one of the brightest lights of Indian cricket in recent years. When compared to other hitters, his strike rate of 118 in the shortest version of the game is rather concerning. He has, however, counselled not to be distracted by the opinions of others and to continue providing his best.
Shubman Gill formerly played for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and his ability to bat in the powerplays made him a major popularity. However, his strike rate is concerning, and that is one of the reasons why KKR released him. Gujarat selected Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan as pre-auction players, and Matthew Wade, Jason Roy, and David Miller as auction participants, in addition to Shubman Gill.
Shubman Gill discusses a variety of issues.
“It varies from scenario to situation, and there are various goals when you go up to bat.” You can’t have the same attitude in every inning. It’s possible that the wicket will be different. As a result, you must plan properly. That is the problem as a player, and you know that if you all play with the same attitude and game plan, it makes it extremely simple for the opponent to prepare tactically,” the teenager Gill remarked as he discussed the many hurdles.
Shubman Gill’s flexibility to bat at any position may also be a useful asset for GT, allowing them to experiment with a variety of batting order alternatives. During his stint with KKR, Gill batted everywhere from No. 1 to No. 7. If the GT management takes use of their batting cards, this might wind up being a nice headache. Gill has stressed that he is ready to fulfil the squad’s standards and give his all to get his team across the finish line.
Shubman Gill is looking forward to the team’s expectations.
“When it comes to adjusting to diverse circumstances, it’s all about experience.” That is what allows you to progress. This year, I’ll be working with Gary Kirsten, our mentor [and hitting coach], and perhaps, I’ll be able to pick up some new skills.
“I’m excited to see what the team has in store for me.” I’m sure the captain and coaching staff have something specific in mind… Shubman Gill said, “Hopefully, we can all work together and support the team.”
Gujarat will begin their season on Monday (March 28) when they face another newcomer, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The Hardik Pandya-led team is seen as one of the event’s dark horses, as they attempt to stamp their influence on the field by winning the blockbuster tournament at the first attempt.