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“You Can’t Play Shots Like These”, Danish Kaneria Slams Shubman Gill

Former Pakistan cricket team spinner Danish Kaneria slams Shubman Gill after the opening batter failed to score big in the 3rd Test against Australia.

Danish Kaneria Slams Shubman Gill

During the Australia tour of India 2023, both teams are scheduled to play 4 Tests and 3 ODI. The 4 Test match will play a crucial role in India’s qualification for the grand WTC 2021-23 final.

Though India won the first 2 Tests they were still in need of another win to seal their spot in the WTC final match. With a lot of speculation, the 3rd Test match started on March 1 at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

Winning the toss India decides to bat first and struggled to make a partnership from the beginning. Gill and Kohli are the only players to cross the 20 runs mark in the first inning. The poor batting performance from the batters leads India to windup their first inning for just 109 runs.

Earlier, Gavaskar slammed Rohit for under-utilising Ashwin and putting more focus on the match-ups. India were dismissed for 109 and 163 on a surface that offered sharp turn and variable bounces. With the 9-run victory in the 3rd Test Australia qualifies for the WTC 2023 final match.

Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria

“Shubman Gill had a disappointing outing in both innings of the Test. Now, he is facing danger of losing his place in the XI. The way he was dismissed in the second innings, Rahul Dravid also looked quite furious with him.

And once the coach isn’t impressed, your position in the team becomes weak. You can’t play shots like these. Iss se achha KL Rahul jiss tarah out ho raha tha… vo unlucky ho raha tha. (KL Rahul was still getting out because he was being unlucky with his shots),” Kaneria said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

“Shubman Gill needs to prove that he can bat long. If India has to win, their batters right from the top – Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer – (have to perform). Can Suryakumar Yadav be an option in place of Iyer? He can be, because the former is a 360-degree player and you need that ability on wickets like these,” he added.

The last Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 will be played on March 9 in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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