Shubman Gill, a young opening batsman from India, is of the opinion that having closed roofs on cricket stadiums might not be such a bad idea. Rain delays in matches are frustrating not only for the players but also for the paying fans.
In the white-ball series that was played in New Zealand, the first Twenty20 International (T20I) in Wellington and the One-Day International that was played on Sunday were both called off, but the Twenty20 International that was played in Napier was decided using the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Shubman Gill who scored 50 in the first game and looked in good touch during his unbeaten 45 here, acknowledged that there are times when it can be frustrating.
“This is a decision that needs to be made by the boards in order for us to play in indoor venues. It is frustrating, both as a player and as a fan, to go in and out of the stadium and see so many matches get postponed or cancelled due to weather. But because it is such a significant choice, I am not sure how I can possibly advocate for it.
The young player stated to members of the media after the second one-day international was called off after only 12.5 overs had been bowled that “closed (retractable) roof (stadiums) would obviously be good.”
The problem with games that are impacted by rain is that it makes it difficult to plan the innings, as the day’s total number of overs went from 50 to 29 after a delay of four hours.
“It was an extremely trying experience. “You don’t know how many overs, so you can’t prepare your innings,” Gill, who was having a good run in 50-over cricket, said. “You can’t plan your innings.”
You won’t see scores of 400 or higher in every other game that you watch.
The young player from Punjab does not believe that scoring 400 or 450 runs in an innings will become a common occurrence in the near future, despite the fact that there have been calls for changing the format of India’s batting in ODIs.
“The totals of 400 to 450 will come once or twice a year in one or two games,” he said. To a greater or lesser extent, the targets will be within 300 metres or further, as they are the more likely ones. It also relies on the circumstances of the at-bat, such as whether you are batting first or chasing. However, scoring more than 400 points in every game is not a goal that can be accomplished, in his opinion.
The World Cup is still too far off.
Shubman Gill has stated that he is not looking that far ahead, despite the fact that he is a strong contender for a spot in the squad of 15 for the ODI World Cup in the following year.
“I am not looking that far ahead, and my goal is to make the most of the opportunities that I am getting,” she said. “I am not looking that far ahead.” According to what he said, “that is what I am trying to do and make the most of the opportunities that I get, trying to score big runs for the team.”
Instead of paying attention to the sounds coming from the outside, concentrate on the ball.
There is a consensus among cricket experts that when Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s time in the Indian batting lineup is over, it will be Gill who takes their place as the leader of the team. However, he is unaffected by praise in the same way that he is unaffected by criticism; neither can cause him to lose his concentration.
When I am at the plate, the positive or negative opinions of others have no effect on my performance in any meaningful way. The eloquent young man said that once you are batting, your attention should be focused not on what other people are saying but rather on the delivery that is being bowled and how to score off of that.