“There Are Holes In His Technique”: Former New Zealand All-Rounder Scott Styris On Shubman Gill

Written by Mohan Sharma

In the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, India opening batter Shubman Gill was in fine form and he registered 205 runs, with a best score of 98 in the third and final ODI. This performance helped him win Player of the Series accolade. After the series win, stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan had said that Gill has got a bit of Rohit touch in him. However, former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes it is too early to label him a complete player and there are holes in his technique.

“You are always learning, even towards the end Tendulkar was still learning about his craft and he played, what was it? 200 Test matches. So, you know, I think, you would never label someone so young, like Shubman Gill as a complete player. I still think there are holes in his game. I think there are holes in his technique that the opposition will look to exploit, but he’s got all the skills and the other component,” Styris said on SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’.

“What makes a world class player is their mental thought process and their maturity and leadership. And I think he has that as well. And for that reason, yes you’re quite right you can keep him up there with the Rohits, KL Rahuls and Shikhars in terms of openers,” he added.

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