IPL 2023: Virender Sehwag furious over Shubman Gill’s slow batting, said- ‘Cricket will slap you hard’

In the 18th match of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans faced Punjab Kings on Thursday. In this match, Gujarat defeated Punjab by 6 wickets. The result of the match came out on the last ball of the last over. Opener Shubman Gill was the high scorer from Gujarat. Shubman Gill played an inning of 67 runs in 49 balls. In a way, his innings contributed significantly to Gujarat’s victory, but in the eyes of former Indian player Virender Sehwag, Shubman Gill proved to be a villain. Yes, after the match, Sehwag while talking to Cricbuzz looked angry about Gill’s innings. He said that Gill started playing freely after completing his half-century.

How did the strike rate increase after the half century?

Virender Sehwag has accused Shubman Gill that he played a selfish innings in yesterday’s match, if he thought about the team, then how come his strike suddenly increased after completing his half century? Sehwag said, “Gill scored 67 runs in 49 balls, but if you see, he completed his half-century in 41-42 balls. After this, 17 runs came from his bat in the next 7-8 balls. The change in Gill’s strike rate came after his half-century. If this had not happened, then Gujarat would have needed 17 runs instead of 7 to win in the last over.

Cricket can also result in a strong slap – Sehwag

During this, Virender Sehwag suggested to Gill that he should not bat keeping personal milestones in mind, he should think about the team, as well as read the game according to the conditions and if you do not do this then you will be out of cricket. You might even get a hard slap. Sehwag said that the moment you think about yourself instead of thinking about the team, that intention takes you a long way back. Sehwag said that if Gill had batted at a strike rate of 200 from the start, his team would have reached the target earlier and the game would not have gone till the last ball.

Did Gill play a selfish innings?

Please tell that Shubman Gill played an inning of 67 runs in 49 balls in the match against Punjab Kings. He faced 40 balls to complete his half century. During this, his strike rate was close to 136, but after completing the half-century, Gill hit 17 runs in the remaining 8 balls. Not only this, when the team needed him the most, at that time he returned to the pavilion after losing his wicket. Shubman Gill was dismissed on the second ball of the last over when Gujarat needed 6 runs to win. After the match was over, Gill admitted that he got out at the wrong time, he wanted to win the team.

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