Team India opening batsman Shubman Gill performed really well on the recent tour of Australia as he opened along with the senior pro Rohit Sharma. Gill scored 50, 35*, 45 and a career-best 91 at the Gabba and cemented his place in the Indian Test team.
Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg who was highly impressed by the Indian openers praised the 21-year-old for his batting abilities.
“I just love his attitude. He is batting with Rohit Sharma at the moment so I would not want to break that partnership. Just the way he is relaxed, the moment doesn't faze him, the situation doesn't faze him. He seems focused on what he has to do. Everything on the mental side of his approach towards the game shows he knows where he wants to go,” Hogg told Times Now.
After a great Australia series, Gill was unable to carry his form in the home series against England and the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) as he was unable to get the big runs or occupy the crease for a longer period of time.
Thus, the left-arm spinner revealed the weakness he spotted in Gill’s batting, by saying, “There is just one little weakness in his batting which I would be attacking.”
“Whenever you can, you just try and let him play away from his body outside the off-stump. He sort of plays a half-cut half backfoot drive, you just got to try and expose that with the new ball. That's the only thing I see as his weakness,” the 50-year-old added.
(With Times Now Inputs)