Simon Doull attacked Shubman Gill. (BCCI)
New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull, who has been in the headlines for his statements, has once again said such a thing that the batsmen may feel bad. Simon Doull said that in T20, batsmen should retire themselves if they are not able to score runs at the pace they were scoring at the beginning of the innings. He also said that in such a situation the team should retire the batsman.
This statement of Simon came after Shubman Gill’s innings of 94 runs in the match played between Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants in IPL-2023. Gujarat had won in this match.
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want to see this day
Talking to Cricbuzz, Simon said that he is waiting for the day when the batsman himself retires because he is not able to hit the ball the way he was hitting at the beginning of the innings. He said that Gill was tired and he was not able to hit boundaries. He said that this can happen to anyone. He said that when the batsman scores 75-80 runs in 45 balls and then he gets tired in the 45 degree heat, then he says Tewatiya you go and score runs, he is waiting for this day.
The former New Zealand fast bowler said that personal achievements do not matter in this game. He said that a century is important but if the team does not win then it does not mean anything. He said that he is repeatedly saying that milestones do not matter.
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Babar and Kohli targeted
This is not the first time Simon has criticized a batsman. Earlier, he has also taken a dig at Pakistan captain Babar Azam and India’s Virat Kohli. Simon had also targeted Babar because he felt that Babar was concentrating on his century rather than giving priority to the team. He said this while commentating during the Pakistan Super League.
At the same time, in IPL-2023, he has criticized Kohli’s strike rate. Kohli scored a half-century in the match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants. During this, Simon, who was commentating, criticized Kohli saying that Kohli scored fast runs in the powerplay but when he came close to the half-century, he scored only eight runs in 10 balls.
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