Puno, May 10: Just before coming to bat after captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants, Gujarat Titans starter Shubman Gill said he recovered from the slump he had in IPL 2022 after a excellent start to the tournament.
And the 22-year-old batsman from Punjab showed that he regained his form and became the key player for the Gujarat Titans as he posted a brilliant unbeaten 63 to help his team bounce back from a precarious position to go 144/4 in 20 overs against Lucknow Super Giants at the MCA Stadium here on Tuesday.
With the wickets falling into a tough field where the ball was grabbed and slowly left the surface, Gill kept Gujarat’s innings together, scoring 63 no-outs in 49 deliveries, hitting seven fours.
Lucknow bowlers, especially left arm pacer Mohsin Khan (1/18), Avesh Khan (2/26) and Krunal Pandya (0/24) kept the Gujarat batsmen in stranglehold by throwing a line drive and excellent length and keeping the ball within the stumps
Gill had started with an 84 against Delhi Capitals and 96 against Punjab Kings, had some low scores after that and found his touch in the loss against Mumbai Indians, scoring 52.
Gill said he had some unfortunate dismissals but was happy to have gotten back to his form in the last few games.
The 22-year-old from Fazilka in Punjab, who began his career idolizing batting legend Sachin Tendulkar but became an ardent fan of Virat Kohli after the batting master retired, said the upcoming matches were very important. for the Gujarat Titans and wants to continue his career. impulse.
He did exactly that when he overtook his skipper Hardik Pandya to become Gujarat Titans’ biggest running back at IPL 2022.
Tuesday’s undefeated 63 moved him up to fourth on the most runs list with 384 runs in 12 innings.