‘GOAT Jacques Kallis averaged 22…’ – Kevin Pietersen asks critics to support Shubman Gill

Kevin Pietersen, Shubman Gill

England National Cricket Team’s legendary batsman Kevin Pietersen has supported Indian National Cricket Team’s star batsman Shubman Gill who has been going through a rough patch in the longest format of the game for a period of time. significant.

Shubman Gill is considered to be the next big thing in Indian cricket and has delivered some amazing performances for the Indian National Cricket Team in T20Is, ODIs and Tests. However, there has been a dip in Gill’s form and he has mainly struggled to perform in Test cricket.

Gill started as an opening batsman in Test cricket and put in some notable performances for the Indian national cricket team. However, he did not consistently score runs for the team. With the emergence of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Gill himself told the team management that he wanted to play at number 3 and paved the way for Jaiswal at the top of the order.

Gill had big shoes to fill at the No. 3 spot in Test cricket as that was the number of Cheteshwar Pujara, who is undoubtedly one of India’s best Test batsmen. So far, Shubman Gill has failed batting at number 3 both at home and away.

The young right-handed batsman had a torrid career on the tour of South Africa where India played a two-match Test series and also struggled to get going in the ongoing five-match home Test series against the national cricket team of England led by Ben Stokes. . In the first Test in Hyderabad, he recorded scores of 23 and 0 and faced heavy criticism from fans and pundits.

He is a serious player – Kevin Pietersen on Shubman Gill

Gill’s expectations were sky-high to perform in the second Test, which is currently being held at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. However, Gill again disappointed to start but was then cleaned up by England great James Anderson. Gill scored a decent 34 runs off 46 balls, with 5 fours before returning to the hut.

Gill was again criticized by many pundits, but Kevin Pietersen came to the batsman’s defence. The great England batsman mentioned that South Africa National Cricket Team’s legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis had a poor average in his first 10 Test matches but ended his career as one of the all-time greats. He called Gill a “serious player” and urged everyone to back the youngster amid his poor form.

“Kallis averaged 22 in his first 10 Tests and turned out to be possibly the best player to ever play the game. Give @ShubmanGill time to find it please. He is a serious player! ”Kevin Pietersen wrote in the official name of him x him.

Talking about the second Test match between the Indian national cricket team and the England national cricket team, the Rohit Sharma-led team finished the first day in a strong position, thanks to the heroics of Yashasvi Jaiswal.

The Rohit Sharma-led team was 336/6 in 93 overs, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin unbeaten in the middle. Jaiswal was the best and the only Indian player in the innings. He scored an outstanding 179 runs off 257 balls, with 17 fours perand 5 sixes.