Early dismissal of the initial opening of India Shubman Gill on the fourth test against England at Ahmedabad pushed the former Cricketer VVS Laxman to state that the young right hander now ‘will be under pressure’ because there are some talented openers like KL Rahul and virtual wings.
Gill was dismissed for the third ball duck by the British Pacer James Anderson who trapped the Indian appetizer right in front of the delivery returned from a good length.
Laxman said Gill needed to make a little technical adjustment on the return shipping.
“Definitely (he needs to work against the delivery coming in) … especially on the goal like this which is flat compared to the previous pitch in Chennai and Ahmedabad,” said Laxman in post-match performances on star sports.
“He has a little technical problem. You can see his head fall, his right foot comes only for overcompensate,” Laxman added.
Gill, who made his debut in Australia last year and attracted attention with his impressive stroke from the back foot had had a series of low scores in the four-match series against England.
Gill who got fifty in the second half of the first test since it was then managed a score of 0, 14, 11, 15 * and 0.
Laxman said he failed to convert early from the start in his career now it would make Gill under pressure for a place as an Indian opener.
“I just feel I’ve started, he doesn’t turn it into a big score and now the pressure will happen to him, you also have to remember you have Kl Rahul and mayak agarwal wait for their chances,” Laxman added.
The former Indian Batsman did not forget to appreciate Anderson to goalkeeper Gill
“This is the perfect goal for him (Gill). It’s just about looking through the opening spell and what the spell is from a legend, fantastic five overs without walking and taking 1 goal is just sensational,” Laxman said.
India ended the day at 24 for 1 after Bowling England came out for 205.