Young and talented batter Shubman Gill has been out of Team India, but he is all set to represent Gujarat Titans in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The T20 World Cup will take place this year in Australia, so Gill will try to leave his mark in order to be in contention for a place in the India team as well. Ahead of IPL 2022, Gill opined on the various opening partners he has had in the Indian Premier League so far and also his recent conversation with Rohit Sharma as well.
When asked about his favourite opening partner in IPL, he said: “When I started opening in IPL, my first opening partner was Chris Lynn and we had some good partnerships. I really enjoyed batting with him. For some matches, Sunil Narine opened with me. There is no specific name as such, but the right-left combination works the best.”
Shubman Gill also spoke about the chat with captain Rohit Sharma. He also opened up on the time he missed due to injury.
“Pull shot is one shot that I have always liked. I recently talked to Rohit Sharma, it was about something tactically. I asked him when he hits the ball, what goes in his mind and how does he read the bowlers’ mind? There was something particular that I wanted to talk to Rohit Sharma about. It was not about opening the batting,” said Shubman Gill during a media interaction. “When you miss a tour, it is always disappointing but the injury is something you do not have control over. I am young and I will have opportunities going ahead. But when you miss series against England and South Africa, it is a big thing as you always want to perform as a youngster in overseas Tests.”
However, the IPL 2022 will begin on March 26 and the first match will take place between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium. Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans will begin their season on March 28 against the Lucknow Super Giants.
Gujarat Titans Squad: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Gurkeerat Singh, Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudarshan.