Simon Doull Makes Controversial Statement Despite Shubman Gill 94 Not Out says retire him out


Shubman Gill played an inning of 94 runs against Lucknow Super Giants.
Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants by 56 runs.

New Delhi. The 51st match of IPL 2023 was played between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans. In this match played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat defeated Lucknow by 56 runs and got closer to making it to the playoffs. Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 94 in 51 balls, for which he was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’. Despite his brilliant innings, Shubman Gill had to face criticism from former New Zealand cricketer and commentator Simon Doull. Simon Doull said that if a batsman is struggling to play big shots, then the team should choose to retire him.

Simon Dull said on Cricbuzz, “Shubman was getting tired. He was not able to hit as many boundaries as he could have. And it can happen. Listen… It may be controversial, but I am waiting for the day when a batsman scores 75 or 80 in 45 balls. After this, when he could not make a shot after being cooked in 45 degree temperature, he would say, ‘Okay Tewatiya, now you go. I retire out.”

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He further said, “I say again and again that milestones do not matter in this game. I know people still say that a century is a century after all. Yes, it happens… but the century counts when you win. If you lose then it means nothing. I think when a player says he is tired and not able to hit boundaries, that is enough. If you have weapons then why can’t you use them.

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Shubman Gill helped Gujarat Titans post their highest score in the IPL. It was also the fourth highest total in the 2023 season. In response, Quinton Dickock of Lucknow Super Giants played an inning of 70 runs in 41 balls, but still could not achieve the target. The team of Lucknow Super Giants could only manage 171 runs for 7 wickets.

This was Gujarat Titans’ fourth win against Lucknow Super Giants since 2022. Shubman Gill made his second highest individual score for Gujarat Titans and added 142 runs from 74 balls for the first wicket with Wriddhiman Saha. Saha played an inning of 81 runs. Saha scored 50 runs in 20 balls. At the same time, Shubman Gill scored 50 runs in 29 balls. Saha hit 10 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. Saha and Gill together shared a 100-run partnership in 50 balls.

Tags: Gujarat Titans, IPL 2023, Lucknow Super Giants, Shubman Gill, Simon Doull

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