‘Khopdi Tod Saale ka’ – Fans slam Greg Chappell for his ‘Shubman Gill will struggle’ statement ahead of WTC 2023 final

Shubman Gill has been a player to watch out for Team India in last one year across all formats.

Shubman Gill and Greg Chappell
Shubman Gill and Greg Chappell (Image Source: Twitter)

Shubman Gill is currently preparing hard for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia at the Oval, starting from 7-11 June 2023. He is coming off after a solid IPL season with the bat for Gujarat Titans (GT). Before that, he smashed centuries in all three formats and a double century in ODIs. 

So, fans are hoping to see him continuing his dream run this year. But, ahead of this mega clash, the former Team India coach and Australia player, Greg Chappell claimed that he will struggle in English conditions, especially against the extra pace of Australia pacers like Mitchell Starc. Listening to such a statement, fans slammed him on social media.

He will struggle like anyone in English conditions if the Australians bowl well.” – Greg Chappell on Shubman Gill

While talking on Backstage with Boria, he said: “I don’t wanna go into too much detail but I’m sure the Australians must have seen a couple of things that I have seen. There are little things that Shubman does a few things early in his innings that make him vulnerable to that length around off stump and if the ball bounces a little bit extra, he will susceptible to nicking off behind the wicket. But he’s a very good player. If they don’t bowl, he will punish them.”

Chappell added: “Gill has been to England before. He will struggle like anyone in English conditions if the Australians bowl well. The bowlers who will trouble him most are the ones who get that extra pace like Mitchell Starc. That can worry anyone. The extra pace gets good players out. The extra bit of bounce also gets good players out and I think if Hazlewood is fit to play then he can be a problem for Shubman. If Hazlewood doesn’t play then Boland will most likely play and he’s another bowler who can trouble anyone. He bowls a good line. He knows what a good length can be in English conditions.” Speaking about Gill’s record against Mitchell Starc in Test, Starc has never dismissed him while Gill has scored 130 runs off 140 balls. Josh Hazlewood has dismissed him once while the Aussie skipper, Pat Cummins have dismissed him thrice so far.

Here is how fans have slammed Chappell:   


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