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IPL 2022: Virender Sehwag Slams GT Opener Shubman Gill Following His Duck; Cites Examples of Sachin Tendulkar, Himself And Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2022: Sehwag said only once you reach 70 or 80 should you attempt playing something cheeky, not when you have just arrived at the crease and the ball is new.
Mumbai: Following Shubman Gill’s three-ball duck against Lucknow Super Giants on Monday, ex-India cricketer Virender Sehwag came down hard at the youngster and questions his intent. Not long back, Gill had said that he has added cheeky shots to his game. To that Sehwag said, it is not needed. Not impressed by Gill’s shot selection, Sehwag cited examples of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and himself and asked if they had ever played such cheeky shots.
Sehwag said only once you reach 70 or 80 should you attempt playing something cheeky, not when you have just arrived at the crease and the ball is new.
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“But Gill needs to get there. He scores 25-30 runs and gets out. Strike rate will increase once you reach 60, 70 or 80. That is when you can play freely. Did Sachin Tendulkar or I or Gautam Gambhir as openers play those cheeky shots. I don’t think so. You can score runs before being cheeky and score quickly,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
Sehwag also went on to reckon that Gill was a better batter in ODIs than T20s.
“I think he is a batter ODI player. Because in T20 cricket, those players succeed who can hit boundaries at will inside the Powerplay. That is what he needs to work on. He has given statements and said that I have learnt some cheeky shots, but with his batting, he does not need to play cheeky shots. Even if he plays normal cricket, he can give a better start,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
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