- KKR youngster Shubman Gill focusing on his own game and hoping to have a great IPL 2018 season
- KKR team 2018 has decided to back the Under-19 World Cup stars for their next IPL campaign
- Gill claims he and other youngsters will play fearless cricket for KKR 2018 and focus only on their own games
India’s Under-19 World Cup win gave the cricket-mad country a lot of young cricketers to look forward to including the hard-hitting batsman Shubman Gill and rapid fast bowlers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were quick to get all these three Under-19 World Cup heroes and sign them for the upcoming IPL 2018 season. KKR 2018 Fans will be keeping a very close eye on how Shubman Gill performs at the IPL 2018 after all the 19-year-old has been compared with some of the senior members of Indian cricket team since joining the KKR Team 2018.
The under 19 world cup has set the parameters very high for Shubman Gill and the other youngsters but Gills reckons KKR youngsters will play fearless cricket in the IPL 2018 season and believes they will first give attention on their own strengths instead of worrying about their opponents which can even be Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni or Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
KKR youngsters are only focusing on their own game, says Gill
Speaking at a KKR 2018 event, Shubman Gill said: “All the Young guns are looking to focus on their game and not focus on the crowd and the opposition they are facing. Not thinking too much is the key, focusing on the practice is key if we think more about that aspect, the pressure will increase and its better to focus only on our strengths.”
KKR Team 2018 has decided to back these youngsters and although there will be added pressure on them to perform after their Under-19 World Cup heroics, KKR management is allowing the youngsters enough time to bed in and feel a part of the KKR Team 2018.
According to Gill, there is no senior-junior equation in the KKR 2018 dressing room as seniors are ready to help them understand and improve their game. Gill revealed how Robin Uthappa and Piyush Chawla helped in boosting the KKR Team 2018 morale ahead of the KKR IPL 2018 campaign.
Shubman Gill keen to take the next step with KKR and IPL
Over the years, the number of players going on from Under 19 level to succeeding at the national side is very less so the pressure is on the likes of Shubman Gill is to ensure, his world cup success was not a flash in the pan. Gill hopes to make the most of the chance that KKR has given to them and ensure he takes the IPL 2018 opportunity and gets even closer to the national team selection.
The key Shubman Gill IPL 2018 factor will be how much is he ready to cope up with the expectations and quality bowling attack of the Indian Premier League. Gill would hope to play regular cricket in the KKR IPL 2018 season and get consistent runs under his belt to further boost his chances of making his senior national debut in the year 2018.
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