The Indian cricket team will be facing their arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super Four clash on Sunday in the Asia Cup 2023 and the Indian batters especially the top order will certainly like to perform well against the Pakistani pacers after giving dismal performance in the first match against Pakistan which ended without any result due to rain.
In that match, the Indian top order struggled in a big manner against Pakistani pacers as there was a time when India was reeling at the score of 66/4. The young cricketer Shubman Gill also failed in performing well in that match and the former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has now opened up on Gill’s performance and he also has some advice for the young cricketer.
Mohd. Kaif stated in an interview, “Gill showed no intent in that game (Pakistan). He had faced about 19-20 deliveries (32), and the only boundary he got was down the leg side. So he definitely needs to work on his intent.”
Kaif also suggested that Shubman Gill should create conditions similar to what he faced in the match against Pakistan so that he can get ready for the next match in a proper manner. He said, “When the ball swings at pace, you need to get into positions quickly, and that is something that Gill will need to do in the indoor nets. The side-arm throwers generally try to shape the ball into the batters, and that is something that will certainly help Gill. If you see his dismissal (against Pakistan), he couldn’t bring his bat down in time and his stumps were rattled. So this left-arm side-arm thrower will definitely test his bat speed, and that’s something that will help him while facing Shaheen Afridi.”
Though Shubman Gill scored a fifty in the next match which was against Nepal, we cannot deny the fact that there is a huge difference between the pacers of Pakistan and Nepal.