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He needs to score big: Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt raises concerns for Shubman Gill

Gill scored 43 runs in the second ODI against West Indies.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Published on - 26 July 2022 2:39 pm

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has expressed that Indian opener Shubman Gill needs to be more responsible with his shot selection and protect his wicket for scoring big runs. Butt feels that Gill should be scoring big runs as he is one of the top talents on the international circuit.

The ex-international batter’s comments came after Gujarat Titans batter missed his half-century by seven runs in the second ODI of India’s three-match series against West Indies on Sunday. 

Gill was dismissed as the ball took a bottom edge against Kyle Mayers while he was hitting a scoop shot. While speaking on his YouTube Channel, Butt said, “Shubman Gill played well but he is losing his wicket even after getting set. It’s happening continuously. He is such a good player I think that he needs to carry on, he needs to score big because he has got a lot of talent.”

Talking about the match, the Men in Blue pulled off an incredible 312-run chase as Axar Patel played a match-winning 64 in 35 balls to take India home. He recused India and chased the total  with a required run rate rising to 10 runs per over towards the end of the game

Reacting to his performance, Axar Patel expressed how playing in the IPL has helped him perform in this pressure situation. He said, “I think this is a special one. It came at a crucial time and also helped the team to win the series. We have done the same in the IPL. We just needed to remain calm and keep the intensity up. I was playing an ODI after close to 5 years. I would want to continue performing like this for my team.”

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