Yuvraj was a throwdown expert for Shubman Gill during a 21-day off-season stint ahead of the IPL.
Speaking to TOI, Shubman Gill admitted that the camp with Yuvi ahead of the IPL proved to be very useful. The 21-year-old revealed:
“During that camp, he prepared me to face chin music. He used to throw hundreds of short-pitch balls to me from different angles, and I think it helped me a lot.”
Shubman Gill made an impressive Test debut in Australia. In three Tests, he scored 259 runs at an average of 51.80. He also scored a brave 91 as India chased down 328 at the Gabba.
Following the knock in Brisbane, Shubman Gill’s father Lakhwinder said he should have gone on to get three-figures. The opener sided with his dad’s views and said:
“A century could have been the cherry on the cake. I was well set and I should have scored the century, but at the same time, I am happy that I have contributed to the team’s victory. This series was a big learning curve for me and I have become a better cricketer.”
There’s only one way to keep a team happy, keep winning 😉 pic.twitter.com/ImkkoGvH4M
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) January 19, 2021
Shubman Gill added that his next goal is to score consistently at the top level. On the upcoming England Tests, he said:
“England series will be crucial for me because now I will not be an unknown entity. Facing the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer will be challenging, but I am up for it.”
England and India will battle it out in a four-match Test series, starting in Chennai on February 5. The four Tests will be followed by five T20Is in Ahmedabad and three ODIs in Pune.
Owing to the bio-bubble restrictions in the wake of COVID-19, the India-England series has been restricted to three venues. The move is aimed at reducing travel, keeping in mind the safety of all the players and support staff involved.
In a recent development, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association informed its members that no crowds would be allowed at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk) in Chennai for the first two India-England Tests.
“England is a very very tough team and we’ll need to be at our best to beat them”. 💬
B Arun discusses team performance and the upcoming England Test.https://t.co/zyuOnbIQ5d
— ICC (@ICC) January 22, 2021
The TNCA made the decision despite the Indian government allowing outdoor sport to be conducted with spectators at 50% capacity.