Prefer batting as opener: Shubman

Kolkata, September 10

Shubman Gill has the repertoire of strokes to bat at any place however given a alternative, he would like to open recurrently within the shortest format of the sport. “If I was given an option, I would prefer to open the innings,” stated Gill, who performs for Kolkata Knight Riders within the IPL.

Despite being thought of one of many best skills, the 21-year-old stated that he doesn’t let the expectations weigh him down. “I don’t think it really weighs on me that much, because when I go in to bat the only thing that stays in the mind is how I would score runs in a particular situation,” Gill stated.

“The only goal is to win matches,” added Gill, who has a strike-rate of almost 135 from 37 T20 video games.

Yuvraj’s return

Before becoming a member of his staff within the UAE, Gill did his pre-season on the Punjab state staff nets beneath Yuvraj Singh’s mentorship. Gill is worked up that Yuvraj is making a comeback to aggressive cricket.

“I think it will really be helpful for the Punjab youngsters… We spent a couple of weeks with Yuvi Bhaaji. There were a lot of things that we talked about. It was overall a really good experience for us,” stated Gill, who attended the classes together with Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet and Prabhsimran Singh. — PTI

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