Shubman Gill needs to rectify minor technical shortcomings : Anshuman Gaekwad

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Shubman Gill after his resounding success in Australia where he scored 259 runs at 52 average was found wanting in the home series vs England where he totalled only 122 runs in 4 tests at 19 average and that included a paltry 43 runs in last 5 innings .

Former Indian opener and subsequent team India coach Anshuman Gaekwad  has observed some technical glitches in Gill’s batting in the home series .

Gill has been found wanting against the swinging new ball of James Anderson a couple of times in the series, and Gaekwad said that with slight adjustments to his batting style, the youngster will look much better.

“I found his footwork a little less this time than how it was in Australia. That could be because of the uncertainty in the wickets, but then, that is of utmost importance.

“Second, he shouldn’t play away from the body. He has been doing so of late and that’s where he got into trouble. For openers, on any wicket, it’s important to play late and close to the body let the ball come in and not reach towards the ball,” Gaekwad added.

However Gaekwad said that these things happen and the youngster will be back in his run making ways once he addresses these minor shortcomings .  Past batting stars like Mohammed Azharuddin also faced technical issues after starting his career with 3 test hundreds but came back strongly to score heavily at international level. 

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