IND vs NZ: “Things have boiled over with Shubman Gill. I thought of having a word with Ravi Shastri…” – R Sridhar

The Indian cricket team will be high on confidence after defeating the mighty Black Caps in the second ODI. Rising right-handed batsman Shubman Gill is in form now. The batsman scored a brilliant double century in the 1st ODI and was spot on with his shot selection.

Shubman Gill has now given the selection committee a happy headache where it will be interesting to see if the management goes back to Ishan Kishan at the top of the order. After a dominant performance, the Men in Blue will be eyeing a white-wash of New Zealand.

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And Sridhar on Shubman Gill

Former Indian fielding coach R Sridhar in his autobiography ‘COACHING BEYOND: My Days with the Indian Cricket Team’ has some interesting comments about Shubman Gill.

“In Ahmedabad, during the last Test against England in March 2021, things came to a head with Shubman. I thought about talking to Robbie about it but held my horses and took him to lunch.” And Sridhar said.

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And Sridhar. Photo-Twitter

“I told him, ‘You’re considered the next big thing. People see you as a leader. As a future leader, one thing you need to bring is inspiration. You should have a presence on the field and when you do something you must do it with purpose. It is not only for the benefit of the party. Do it for yourself. Do it for your own satisfaction, not because the captain wants you there. What you do there should be an inspiration to the whole team.” she added.

Concerns for New Zealand

The Black Caps must find a way to deal with the seamers in the power-play overs as we have seen the fast bowlers bowling quite well from wicket to wicket. Captain Tom Latham should bat responsibly as he is the most experienced batsman in the team.

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Tom Latham (Getty Images)

The Men in Blue are likely to rest one of Shami and Siraj to handle their workload ahead of the Australia Test. Virat Kohli will be keen to get some runs as the batsman was foxed by left-arm off-spinner Mitchell Santner in both ODIs.

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