“There is always a bit of a challenge between me and Umran on the grid”

India’s opener Shubman Gill has said that he and agile young pitcher Umran Malik often challenge each other during the team’s netting sessions. The hitter explained that because he likes the speed of the club, his matches with Umran in practice are always fun and challenging.

Umran has impressed with raw pace during his brief international career, although he has only run a few times. On Tuesday (January 10) too, the Jammu & Kashmir jockey picked up three goals in his first day against Sri Lanka, conceding 57 times in eight rounds.

Some opposing smashers are having a hard time dealing with it Umranhigh speed. When asked how it feels to face a rookie who throws the ball quickly into the net, Gill said:

“Facing Umran on the net is always fun and challenging as a pitcher. I’m a speed guy, so there’s always a bit of a challenge between me and Umran when we hit the ball in the net.”

Of the six ODIs so far, Umran has won ten points with an average of 25.50 and an economy rating of 6.21.

even though India won the first day in Guwahati in 67 runs, they had a mixed bowling performance. The men in blue took down the Lankans eight goals with a score of 206, securing a total of 373-7. However, Dasun Shanaka recorded a hundred-game unbeaten run as the visitors finished their half with a score of 306-8. Defend India’s bowling performance, carry speak:

“I don’t think bowling is a concern. We’re pretty good at bowling. In the end, there was definitely a bit of a drag, but we took them eight shots on that racket and that portion of the court.

Shanaka achieved an undefeated 108 out of 88 and came in an uninterrupted 9th place of 100 with Kasun Rajitha (9 * out of 19).

“It’s like you have butter in your hand” – Shubman Gill on the effects of dew

In response to a question about bowling and batting with fog around, Gill said it was difficult. He compared the situation to players with butter on hand. The 23-year-old explained:

“It’s not easy when you go bowling Monday with so much mist. It is not easy to control a wet ball. Sometimes spinners can be out of the game. But that didn’t happen in this match. Yuzi (Yuzvendra Chahal) is very good at bowling and Axar bhai (Patel) is also very good at bowling. It is also a challenge for the court, as the ball sometimes slips off the field. It was difficult to catch the ball because it was wet. It’s like having butter in your hand.”

A day earlier, after India lost on the pitch and was asked to hit the ball, Gill made a significant impact with the willow, scoring 70 out of 60.

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