IPL 2024
“Some people have seasons, this player has years” – Aakash Chopra applauds Shubman Gill
By SMCS - Apr 5, 2024 12:00 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has applauded Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper Shubman Gill for performing consistently over the years. Gill scored an unbeaten 89 off 48 deliveries as the Titans set the Punjab Kings (PBKS) a 200-run target in their in Ahmedabad on Thursday, April 4. But, Punjab chased down and won the game.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

Reflecting on the Gujarat Titans’ innings in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said, “The first performer is Shubman Gill. You can say that he batted 20 overs but didn’t score a hundred and the runs his team scored fell short in the end. If he is the prince, we said the same thing about the king (Virat Kohli) as well. However, the truth is that he played 48 balls and scored 89 runs.”

“If you score 89 runs in eight overs, it means you scored at more than 11 runs per over. He started with a six, then another six, and then hit short balls for sixes like tennis shots. He batted beautifully. Some people have seasons, this player has years, and every year in that is unmatched,” he again added.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

However, Shubman Gill hit six fours and four sixes during his innings. This was his first half-century in IPL 2024, and he would love to continue playing important knocks in the remaining games as well. Aakash Chopra also said that Rahul Tewatia and Sai Sudharsan (33 off 19) also deserve accolades for the quickfire knocks.

“He (Gill) likes the Ahmedabad pitch a lot and he hit properly. So he was the first performer. However, along with him, we need to talk about Rahul Tewatia a little in the same breath and a bit about Sai Sudharsan as well. Sai played well but Rahul Tewatia, a short knock, but he plays incredibly well,” Aakash Chopra concluded. “He showed his game awareness. Knowing where the fielders are placed, what the bowler’s plan is, and how he can put pressure on him, the prime example of that is Rahul Tewatia. Gets the most out of his abilities. He hardly gets to play eight to 10 balls but scores a lot of runs.”