WATCH | U-19 opener Shubman Gill surprises fans by pulling off perfect Kohli short-arm jab

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WATCH | U-19 opener Shubman Gill surprises fans by pulling off perfect Kohli short-arm jab

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SportsCafe Desk

01/20/2018

Virat Kohli is one of the best players of the short arm jab and so is MS Dhoni who hit it continuously in his own unique style. Now, it seems India U-19 opener Shubman Gill is trying to join the big league by replicating the short-arm jab after pulling it off perfectly against Zimbabwe U-19.

To counter a bowler's short-pitch delivery, different batsmen try to hit the ball like a forehand shot in tennis. They try to find the area between long-off and the extra cover boundary. This shot is very much familiar on the International circuit thanks to Kohli. Gill also used the big platform to show his skill while attempting this shot as it was seen during the Group B match of U-19 World Cup between India and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe won the toss and batted first and managed only 154 runs in allotted 50 overs and the Indian colts achieved the target in 21.4 overs without losing any wicket. 

The incident occurred in the 14th over of India’s innings when Gill was on the strike along with his opening partner Harvik Desai. Gill was batting on 48 when medium pacer Nkosilathi Nungu delivered a short of a length and the batsman completed his half-century while perfectly pulled off a short arm jab. 

India maintained their winning momentum as they easily won their last group match by ten wickets and Gill claimed the Player of the Match award for his unbeaten 90-run knock. The 18-year-old is in the good form as he scored 63 runs against Australia as well. Now India will play against Bangladesh in the quarterfinals on January 26.

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