IPL 2023
Shubman Gill has got strong wrists and beautiful timing, says Brett Lee
By SMCS - May 22, 2023 4:24 pm
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Former Australia pacer Brett Lee was impressed with Shubman Gill after the young Gujarat Titans opener smash a stunning hundred against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL 2023 match on May 21. Lee praised Gill’s century, saying that the young opener has got strong wrists and beautiful timing as well.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

Shubman smacked an unbeaten 104 off 52 balls, his second straight IPL ton, laced with five fours and eight sixes at a strike rate of 200, to end RCB’s playoff hopes. JioCinema TATA IPL expert Brett Lee was all praise for Gill, saying: “He hit eight sixes. I love how he goes on the leg side. He finds power. That he can do and access because he’s got strong wrists and he’s got beautiful timing.”

Gill and Shankar put on a century stand and Lee said: “123 off 71 balls, that was the partnership that broke the back of the RCB bowlers. Yes, it was a wet ball, and conditions didn’t really favour the bowlers, but you got to give credit where credit is due. They both batted beautifully tonight.”

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Virat Kohli (101 not out) registered a string of records en route to his second successive century of the TATA IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday night, but Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) failed to reach the playoffs of the tournament as Titans opener Shubman Gill (104 not out) had other ideas on mind and helped his side register a brilliant six-wicket win with five balls to spare as well.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill registered his highest IPL score

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Shubman Gill said after the match: “I am in good form, it’s about getting a start and then converting it into a big one. In the first half of the IPL, I was missing out on those big ones. I was getting a lot of 40s and 50s. Thankfully, it’s all working out for me in the business end of the IPL. You need to keep playing shots in T20 cricket. You have to keep the intent and keep applying yourself, keep the belief. The new ball was holding a bit, but it got easier to bat on. The ball was getting wet, it was difficult for their spinners to bowl. He (Shankar) was trying to hit too hard when he came in, I told him to hold his shape and just try to time it.

Once he found the momentum, he’s someone who can hit the ball a long way. I know my game and it’s important for me to be in that area. For any player, it’s important to know what kind of player you are and then just keep building on that. It’s going to be an exciting one, playing against Chennai in Chennai. We have got a great bowling attack for that wicket in particular and hopefully we’ll make it to the final for the second time.”