“What he has done is…” – Massive statement from Shubman Gill on Ben Stokes’ leadership

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Shubman Gill, Ben Stokes


India batsman Shubman Gill has weighed in on Ben Stokes’ leadership in the ongoing Test series against India. He said the England captain differs from other touring captains because he tries to create pressure on the opposition.

England captain Ben Stokes has been brilliant with his leadership in the ongoing Test series against India. There haven’t been too many captains who have come to India and put pressure on the home team. However, the English captain has done exactly that.

Ben Stokes so far in every game has made it difficult for the Indian batsmen to score runs. With his unorthodox fielding placements, the all-rounder has frustrated the Indian batsmen. This has also resulted in timely wickets for his team at crucial moments of the game.

During Day 4 of the Ranchi Test, when he was slipping out of England’s grasp after an early partnership of Rohit Sharma (55) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (37). Ben Stokes with his fielding put tremendous pressure on India and reduced them from 84/0 to 120/5.

But Shubman Gill (52*) and Dhruv Jurel (39*) maintained the lead for the team. They batted quite maturely and ensured that India crossed the finish line and won the game by 5 wickets to go 3-1 in the series.

Shubman Gill, while talking about Ben Stokes’ tactics, said that it goes against the normal pattern and pointed out how the England captain made batsmen take false shots. Speaking to Jio Cinema, he explained:

“I think it’s a little bit different, especially when teams come to India, there’s a set pattern that all the teams play by. And I think what they have done is not play with that pattern. Generally, when you see a batsman playing 50-60, you will get a field (long back, long back) as it is normally played in India.

“But I think what they have done is they don’t want to play with that pattern and that is why, just before tea, they bring everyone in or maybe if they desperately need a wicket, they bring everyone in and make a false shot from the batsman. ”.

If you are not always on top of the ball or at the top of the game, the game slips. -Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill further highlighted how in India the game can slip away if two or three wickets fall quickly and pointed out why England could not win games. Delving deeper into the game, he explained:

“I feel like in these conditions it’s very important… they had the momentum or going into the third Test match on day 2, when Ben Duckett was batting and hit a hundred, they had that momentum all of a sudden.

“In India, if you get two or three good wickets, the batsman who comes in is always under pressure, because something always happens from the wicket and if you are not always on top of the ball or on top of the game: the game gets out of your hands. hands very quickly.”

Shubman Gill has had a decent touch in the ongoing series. He so far he has slammed one century and two and a half centuries. The batsman would hope to end the series on a high. The last match will be played from March 7 in Dharamshala.