IND v ENG 5th test: Ravi Shastri opines on Shubhman Gill following his earlier wicket

In the series-deciding Test match between India and England on Friday at Edgbaston, Birmingham, former coach Ravi Shastri slammed Shubman Gill after the opener was dismissed for 17 runs.


On day 1 of the Edgbaston Test against England, India’s opener Shubman Gill was dismissed, disappointing former India captain Ravi Shastri.

Gill and opening partner Cheteshwar Pujara got off to a good start when India was called to bat by England captain Ben Stokes after winning the toss. They blasted four boundaries in just 23 balls.

James Anderson knocked Shubman for 17 as he edged one to the slips following a solid start. Although Gill has previously produced respectable innings, he has not yet reached a Test century. Shastri is not pleased with the fact that he frequently lost his wicket after getting set.

Shastri remarked on-air during his commentary of the match on Sky Sports, “That’s unfortunate. He (Shubman Gill) is a class act. He needs to bring that discipline into his game. That’s a nothing shot and he will be disappointed with it. This is a boundary-scoring ground but you need to put value on your wicket. You have to stick there and runs will come eventually.”

“Yeah, he will be mighty disappointed. When he is set, he makes runs come. Everything before this, there was intent. There was no intent here. It was just a tentative poke outside the off stump. Really a nothing shot. He will be very disappointed with this because he had done a little bit of the hard work. This is a boundary-scoring ground, Edgbaston. Stay at the crease, you will get runs. There is value for your shots,” Shastri further added.