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India vs England, 5th Test Day 2: Shubman Gill steps out to  regain form 

Lakhwinder, who was also Shubman’s first coach, wat­ched his son step out to James Anderson, hitting the England pacer down the ground for a six with dead straight bat on Friday

Our Bureau, PTI Dharamshala Published 09.03.24, 07:45 AM
Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill File image

Shubman Gill’s father, Lakhwinder, says his son stepping out to the bowlers again has allowed him to get back among the runs in Test cricket, though he doesn’t agree with his current batting position, No. 3.

Lakhwinder, who was also Shubman’s first coach, wat­ched his son step out to James Anderson, hitting the England pacer down the ground for a six with dead straight bat
on Friday. This was his second century of the series.

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“Stepping out has made a big difference, he had stopped doing that and that created pressure. Since his U-16 days, he has been stepping out to the spinners and pacers as well to cut the movement,” Lakhwinder said.

“The moment you don’t play your natural game, you are in trouble. The whole game is about confidence, when you get one good innings, you are back to your best. Since his U-16 days, he used to make tons of runs.”

About Shubman’s batting position, Lakhwinder said: “He should have continued
to open. It is not right at all I feel. When you sit in the dressing room for longer, the pressure tends to increase.”

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