‘A Little Informal’: Former India Cricketer Slams Shubman Gill For Throwing His Wicket – India Times English News

Shikhar Dhawan came out to bat with Shubman Gill in the absence of general captain and opener Rohit Sharma. India West Indies were fielded to bat during the first ODI on Friday. The pair scored a century giving their team a great start.

Gill seemed in particularly attractive touch as he made a strong claim for the role of the third opener in the ODI setup. He scored 64 off 53 with the help of six fours and two sixes and looked set for a big ratings run.

Nevertheless, a second of laziness resulted in the 22-year-old losing his wicket, a thing which was done by former India pacer Ajit Agarkar, who was on commentary duty.

In the 18th over of the Indian innings, Gill made an over of Alzarri Joseph towards midwicket. Nevertheless, the opener was informal in his strategy for the single.

As luck would have it, a cautious Nicholas Pooran launched the throw quickly towards the non-striker’s finish for a straight hit and Gill felt the need to crease, again forcing him to take an extended walk into the pavilion. Had to be ,

Agarkar said, “He (Gill) looked a bit casual.” When we speak it becomes a little simpler. And that (run out) is a factor you don’t need. Maybe Shikhar Dhawan is going to show them that when you start, don’t be casual and brush it off. ,

Stating that Gill should have been more aware of the fielders, Agarkar said Kishor would study with expertise. “That run-out, that’s very informal. You may have to pay attention to the situation, be smart. Though with time he will study it,” he mentioned.

India scored 308/7 with half-centuries from Dhawan (97), Gill (64) and Shreyas Iyer (54). In reply, West Indies made it a deep affair but needed only a three-run target to complete with 305/6.

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