“Lazy elegance” – Salman Butt sums up Shubman Gill’s century against Sri Lanka

Salman Butt praised Shubman Gill for his class after scoring the century-old opening goal in the third ODI match against Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, January 15.

The former Pakistan captain credited the right-hand man for his lazy elegance. Butt also added that he rates Gill higher than any hitter at the start of innings in recent times.

The statement came as Gill scored 116 out of 97 balls, including two six-balls and 14 touchlines. He shared the opening position of 95 runs with the captain of India Rohit Sharma (42). The 23-year-old then shared the partnership that lasted 131 times with Virat kohli for the second match that put India in pole position.

Talk about him Youtube ChannelButt says:

“Among the young players who are new to top international cricket, Shubman Gill is the gentleman and it looks like he has enough time to play the shots. The longer Gill plays, the more big points he can score. Lazy elegance.

“It is pure class and time” – Salman Butt on Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli

Besides Shubman Gill, Salman butt also praised Virat Kohli for his 46th century ODI in his third game against the Lankans. Kohli had an unbeaten record of 166 110-ball runs with a hit rate of 150+, including 13 fours and eight sixs.

Butt says:

“There is control and elegance when Gill and Kohli fight. Sri Lanka was hit by a bullet despite serving well. That’s a very classy way of polishing. It’s pure class and time. A great display of batting technique.”

The century of Kohli and Gill has helped India to place 390/5 in their allotted 50 rounds. In response, the visitors were eliminated in 73 runs, losing the match by a whopping 317 runs.

The Indian team will next play a white ball series against New Zealand at home.

The three-match ODI series will kick off in Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18. The action will then shift to Raipur (January 21) and Indore (January 24) for the remaining two ODIs.

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