Ajit Agarkar Feel Shikhar Dhawan Needs To Have A Chat With Shubman Gill
By CricShots - Jul 23, 2022 2:07 pm
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The young Indian opener, Shubman Gill had made a strong start to his innings as he made a return to the ODI XI after a gap of more than 16 months in the first match of the series against West Indies on Friday. Gill scored his half-century at a brisk pace and it allowed his opening partner, captain Shikhar Dhawan to bide time on the crease. The youngster churned out dominating stroke-play and looked set for a three-figure mark in the innings, but endured a careless run-out that cut short his innings on 64.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill threw his wicket away

As the opener placed a back-of-the-length delivery towards midwicket, Shubman Gill was jogging to complete the single. It was very late on Gill’s part to realize that Nicholas Pooran, the player at the position, sprang into action rather quickly as he picked the ball, turned, and nailed a direct hit straight at the stumps. The Indian opener was well inches short of the crease by the time ball hit the wickets, resulting in his dismissal.

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Shubman Gill received criticism for throwing his wicket away on social media with many fans criticizing Gill on his lazy run for a single. During his commentary stint on FanCode, former Indian pacer, Ajit Agarkar also expressed his disappointment at Gill’s wicket, insisting that skipper, Shikhar Dhawan would want to have a conversation with the young opener after the game.

Here is the video of the dismissal of Shubman Gill:

While on-air, Ajit Agarkar said, “He looked a little casual (while running). He took (it) a little bit easier today. And that (the run out) is the one thing you don’t want to do. Shikhar Dhawan is probably going to teach him today, that once you get a start, don’t be casual and give it away. That run-out, is too casual. You have to be aware of the situation, be intelligent. But he will learn it as time goes.”

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Gill wasn’t part of India’s limited-overs squads in the recently-concluded white-ball series against England; however, he had played in the rescheduled fifth Test of the series at Edgbaston where India lost by 7 wickets.