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IPL 2021: It Was Important To Assess The Wicket – Shubman Gill After Winning Man Of The Match Award Against SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Shubman Gill was awarded man of the match in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the forty ninth sport of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, October 3.

Winning toss and batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been capable of rating 115 runs with solely 3 batsmen crossing the 20 runs mark. Kane Williamson scored 26, Abdul Samad scored 25 and Priyam Garg managed to attain 21 runs.

Chasing the goal Venkatesh Iyer was dismissed within the fifth over and Rahul Tripathi misplaced his wicket within the seventh over. However, opener Gill was batting brilliantly in a single finish and he even scored a half-century.

Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik
Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik (Image Credit: Twitter)

At the tip former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik and present KKR captain, Eoin Morgan led the workforce in direction of a 6 wickets victory to earn two essential factors.

It Was Important To Keep The Wickets In Hand – Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer in motion. (Image: Twitter)

Shubman Gill after profitable man of the match for his 57 runs off 51 balls mentioned that it was essential to maintain wickets in hand throughout the chase. He acknowledged:

“It was important to keep the wickets in hand, and when the balls and runs were closer then just take it easy. It was important to assess the wicket.”

Gill informed that hitting spinners on the Dubai floor was under no circumstances simple so he targetted the shorter boundaries. Shubman Gill elaborated:

“It wasn’t easy to hit the spinners on this wicket. I was targetting the shorter side, and the leg-side was shorter than the off-side at one end..”

He added:

“When I didn’t have much runs under the belt, you don’t want the opposition to gain the upper hand.”

Meanwhile, Gill additionally feels {that a} batter must play with the wrists on the gradual wickets and he has acquired that pure ability. Shubman Gill acknowledged:

“When you play on slower wickets, it’s more important to play with the wrists and that comes naturally to me. I took on the extra pace (of Umran) today and it came off in this game, but in another game, it might not.”

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