Day 5 of the Gabatest. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are throbbing, both bowling 150kph Thunderbolt. Australian pacemakers are flaming short pitches, targeting Indian batters – Shubman Gil and Cheteshwar Pujara – with creases.
The fighting warrior, Pujara, was hit by a fast bowler 11 times instead of once or twice and was bruised. He first hit the helmet with a Cummins bouncer. After a while, another bouncer hit the side of Puhara’s helmet and the neck protector popped out of the groove.
Then came the moment when it seemed like a limit. When Josh Hazelwood’s delivery hit his right glove straight, Pujara noticed that he was suffering. He threw the bat to the ground, took off his helmet and gloves, and crashed into the ground. Everyone who saw him felt he was going to retire. However, Pujara is not the one who leaves the battle on the way. He served as a soldier for the Indian cause.
Meanwhile, Gil was completely relieved to deal with the constant short bowling. He took Stark to the cleaner and took 20 runs in one over – pulling, hooking, cutting, punching his hind legs with Elan.
Since Gil made his debut in his second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, his backfoot game has been praised in every direction. The backfoot punch is his signature shot, but Gil seems to have an extra moment of time to quickly determine the length of the ball and determine the movement of his foot. From the uppercut to the jab pull, Gil has a square shot of all the wickets in the batting dictionary.
So how did Shubman develop the soundback foot game?
Father Rakwindersin may not be a professional cricket player, but his cricket Nous can be run by any top coach for his money. As a teenager, Rakwinder was eager to play in Punjab, but the lack of opportunity sprouted his dream.
He was Shubuman’s first coach. “Shubman has been interested in this sport since he was a child. Even when he was a kid, his favorite toy was a plastic bat. Seeing his interest in games, I made him I decided to train myself, “Rakwinder told TOI.
Jill is from Chak Kuhia Wara, a small village in the Fazilka district of Punjab. Rakwinder knew that he had to make a bold decision so that his son Cricket’s spirit would not follow his same fate.
“Our village is about 300 kilometers away from Mohari. However, due to lack of facilities, we took him here (Mohari). We moved to Mohari and had better facilities. I thought it would give him access to and open up opportunities for him, “recalls Rakwinder.
Shubuman was enrolled at the Mohari Cricket Academy, but his father, Rakwinder, was always on the alert. He adopted various ways to improve his son’s game against fast bowling-especially those with short pitches.
“He was nine years old, so I had him play 1500 short balls every day. To make him better at handling fast bowling, I was throwing the ball over Manji (Charpoy). After sliding off the charpoy, the ball tends to move faster. In addition, he practiced with a single stump as a bat, which helped Shubuman find the middle of the bat. “He said.
“Then, a lot of time was spent practicing the mat pitch. The extra bounce that the mat provides tries to align and reach the correct position. Batters who played on the mat pitch play on their hind legs. Develops the ability to do this, which is very important for higher level cricket. ”