Ramiz Raja applauds Shubman Gill for his knock
By SMCS - Jan 22, 2023 3:25 pm
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Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja has applauded Shubman Gill for his double hundred in the 1st ODI of India’s ongoing three-match ODI series against New Zealand. He named Gill a mini-Rohit Sharma and praised him for his amazing shots. He also added that aggression is the only thing that Gill lacks, which will develop with time as well. Notably, Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 40 in the second ODI following his 208 runs in the first match as well.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill scored a flamboyant double hundred

Speaking on his YouTube channel on Saturday, Raja said: “Shubman Gill looks like a mini-Rohit Sharma. He has extra time and looks good. He has enough potential. Aggression will also develop with time. He doesn’t need to change anything. He scored a double hundred recently. Batting was easy for India because they have an outstanding batter like Rohit Sharma. He plays exceedingly well. He is an amazing striker of hook-and-pull shots, so a 108-run chase becomes easy.”

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Ramiz Raja also opened up on Team India’s top-order struggles against spin as well. He wants the batters to play more shots on the front foot instead of defence.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill played a dominating knock

“What India batters need to do, top order in particular, is the fact that their front-foot batting is looking weak. It’s easy to hit from the back foot, but once the ball is tossed up, you rely on defense, then there is some error. India’s resurgence in ODI and Test cricket is on the basis of bowling because their batting is historically strong,” Ramiz Raja concluded.

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The two teams will take on each other in the third ODI in Indore on Tuesday, January 24 as well.