GT vs LSG: ‘Did Sachin Tendulkar, Me, Or Gambhir Hit Such ‘Cheeky Shots?’ Virender Sehwag Criticizes Gill’s Batting, After A Three-Ball Duck

GT vs LSG : Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has criticized Shubman Gill after it’s was dismissed for a three-ball duck in Gujarat Titans’ IPL 2022 game against Lucknow Super Giants.

Gill recently stated that he had learned some ‘cheeky shots,’ to which Virender Sehwag responded that a batter-like Gill does not need to add anything new to his arsenal.

Gill and Matthew Wade, the Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, opened the innings. In the first over, he attempted to take on Sri Lankan pacer Dushmantha Chameera but failed to time a pull shot perfectly and was caught at backward point by Krunal Pandya.

Many people were not amused by Gill’s attitude and labelled him “reckless” because GT was seeking a tiny objective of 159. As he evaluated Gill’s dismissal, Sehwag was similarly unimpressed by his failure.

Sehwag emphasized Gill’s batting approach and suggested ways for the young opener to enhance his game.

“I believe he is an ODI batter. Because in T20 cricket, guys who can knock boundaries at will inside the Powerplay are the ones who succeed. That is the area in which he must improve.”

“He has made statements to the effect that he has learned certain cheeky shots, but that he does not need to play cheeky shots because of his batting. Even if he just plays regular cricket, he can get the team off to a stronger start “According to Sehwag

Sehwag gave instances of some of Indian cricket’s and the IPL’s best openers, describing how they were able to thrive without trying too hard and raise their strike rate just by spending time at the crease.