Changed my technique for death overs, says Shubman Gill after winning Orange Cap

Gujarat Titans opening batter Shubman Gill said that he changed his technique for the death overs while receiving his Orange Cap award for finishing as the top-scorer of IPL 2023. Chennai Super Kings beat GT by five wickets in a last-ball thriller in the IPL 2023 Final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Speaking after the match, Gill said the award means a lot to him, adding that his hard work is going in the right direction. Gill scored 890 runs in 17 matches to finish as the top-scorer of IPL 2023.

“The award means a lot. My hard work was going in the right direction for me but unfortunately I couldn’t win what was a hell of a game,” said Gill.

He went on to say that he changed his technique for the death overs, which served him well in IPL 2023. Gill scored 39 runs off 20 balls, smashing seven boundaries to help GT post 214 for 4 in the first innings.

“It started well. I was getting those starts but was getting out on 40s, 50s and 60s and by the business end of the tournament I converted those starts. I practiced a lot and changed my technique for the death overs,” Gill added.

The 23-year-old said all his centuries in IPL 2023 were different from another. Gill scored three centuries in IPL 2023, even smashing two back-to-back tons against SunRisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“All the hundreds were different from one another, one was while chasing and the one against Sunrisers was much about control. One was knowing the situation and taking the opposition and I think I picked up the right bowlers at the right time and for any batter it is important to anticipate and I think that’s what I did well in that inning,” said Gill.

CSK beat GT by five wickets to lift their fifth IPL title, and go level with Mumbai Indians as the most successful team in the competition.

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