“He seemed unable to….” Simon Doull Controversial Comment Over Shubhman’s Splendid Knock Of 94 Runs Against Lucknow

The 51st match of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) was played between Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. In this, Gujarat Titans won by 56 runs. In the match, Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 94 off 51 balls.

Despite this unbeaten innings of Shubman Gill, he is facing severe criticism. While criticizing Gill, former New Zealand cricketer, Simon Doull has raised many questions.

According to the former Kiwi cricketer Simon Doull, Shubman Gill looked a little tired in the last minute of the match. T20 cricket is a game where your records don’t matter. Also, it does not matter how many centuries and half-centuries you have scored. What matters in this game is how many runs you have scored in so few balls.

“In the match, I was feeling tired of Shubman Gill. I saw that he was not able to hit many boundaries. My statement may have become controversial, but he seemed unable to hit the boundary. I was very worried to see a batsman score 75 or 80 off 45 balls in the scorching heat of 45 degrees and then tell his teammates okay, Rahul Tewatia, now you come and score runs. I take some rest.” Former Kiwi cricketer Doull said.

“I have repeatedly stressed that in a game like this, records don’t matter, and it doesn’t matter if you score a century or a half-century. This game is important because you score more runs in a short ball. You should give another player a chance if you think you’re tired on the field and having trouble scoring runs. If a batsman in your team is aggressive, why not give him a chance.” Doull further added.

Talking about the match, Lucknow captain Krunal Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl. This decision of Krunal proved to be wrong. Gujarat scored 227 runs for two wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Lucknow’s team could only score 171 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs.

Now, Gujarat Titans have 16 points in 11 matches. This is Gujarat’s eighth win. They have lost only three matches this season. On the other hand, this is Lucknow’s fifth defeat in 11 matches. They have won five, lost the same number of games, and had no result in one match. Lucknow has 11 points and is in third place.

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