Ravi Shastri Believes T20 World Cup Snub Will Motivate Shubman Gill to Excel

Former India coach Ravi Shastri has expressed his views on Shubman Gill‘s exclusion from the 15-man Team India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas. Despite being left out, Gill responded emphatically with a stunning century against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Gill’s scintillating knock of 104 runs off just 55 balls guided Titans to a convincing 35-run victory over CSK, marking his fourth century in the league. This innings not only showcased his talent but also revitalized Titans’ playoff hopes this IPL season.

Shastri, speaking on-air during Gill’s impressive innings, acknowledged the disappointment the 24-year-old must be feeling. “He (Gill) would be hurting. He should be hurting. He should look at it positively and try to get better,” Shastri remarked. Despite Gill’s undeniable talent, Shastri noted the fierce competition for places in the Indian squad.

“A player of his calibre would walk into any side, but such is the talent in India that he doesn’t get a place,” Shastri added. He emphasized that Gill’s response to this setback would define his growth as a cricketer. “His class will continue to grow. He might not be in the World Cup side but he will take it in his stride. That will help him become a better player. He’ll go from strength to strength,” Shastri concluded.

The Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee preferred Yashasvi Jaiswal over Gill to partner with skipper Rohit Sharma at the top of the order for the T20 World Cup. Despite missing out on the initial squad, Gill will still travel with Team India as a reserve along with Rinku Singh, Avesh Khan, and Khaleel Ahmed.

The T20 World Cup is set to commence from June 2, with India facing Ireland in their opening match on June 5. Gill’s response to his World Cup snub has not only showcased his resilience but also highlights the depth of talent in Indian cricket.

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Former India coach Ravi Shastri has expressed his views on Shubman Gill's exclusion from the 15-man Team India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas. Despite being left out, Gill responded emphatically with a stunning century against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Gill's scintillating knock of 104 runs off just 55 balls guided Titans to a convincing 35-run victory over CSK, marking his fourth century in the league. This innings not only showcased his talent but also revitalized Titans' playoff hopes this IPL season.

Shastri, speaking on-air during Gill's impressive innings, acknowledged the disappointment the 24-year-old must be feeling. "He (Gill) would be hurting. He should be hurting. He should look at it positively and try to get better," Shastri remarked. Despite Gill's undeniable talent, Shastri noted the fierce competition for places in the Indian squad.

"A player of his calibre would walk into any side, but such is the talent in India that he doesn't get a place," Shastri added. He emphasized that Gill's response to this setback would define his growth as a cricketer. "His class will continue to grow. He might not be in the World Cup side but he will take it in his stride. That will help him become a better player. He'll go from strength to strength," Shastri concluded.

The Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee preferred Yashasvi Jaiswal over Gill to partner with skipper Rohit Sharma at the top of the order for the T20 World Cup. Despite missing out on the initial squad, Gill will still travel with Team India as a reserve along with Rinku Singh, Avesh Khan, and Khaleel Ahmed.

The T20 World Cup is set to commence from June 2, with India facing Ireland in their opening match on June 5. Gill's response to his World Cup snub has not only showcased his resilience but also highlights the depth of talent in Indian cricket.

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