‘Shubman Gill was furious when he came back. He shouted ‘what have I done” | Cricket

Young Shubman Gill has played 10 Tests and three ODIs for India but, despite a good start to his career, has been sidelined due to injury and form problems. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Gill has made some crucial and outstanding shots in his short career. Not out 45 and 35 in his debut Test and MCG, Gill registered his first half-century in the next match in Sydney during the famous India vs Australia series of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

But if you thought that 50 hit on the SCG was important, you should have seen what Gill did in the famous Gabba test. With India taking over 320 runs to win on the final day, Gill played the innings of his life, chasing the Australian bowling lineup and attacking his way to a handsome 91 in the fourth innings of the Test. After his opening partner Rohit Sharma was sacked early, Gill added 114 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket. Gill rode on into the 90s, but just when it looked like a first Test hundred was up for grabs, he forced Nathan Lyon to slip out first. But as the whole stadium rose to applaud Gill for his knock, Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant revealed the young opener was furious with himself for getting out.

“Gill and I had discussed that we wanted to win the game and not just draw. Gill hit the pull shot, the cut shot. I felt happy because we discussed it. In my mind I only had one thought that we should win. When Gill got out, he was furious when he came back. He yelled, ‘What have I done?’ and cursed himself. I told him… ‘Don’t worry, you hit well,'” said Pant in the docuseries “Bandon Mein Tha Dum” streamed on VOOT.

Gill’s knock was crucial to India’s chances of winning the Brisbane Test by seven wickets as it allowed India to recover from Rohit’s early loss. Later, half a century of Pujara and Pant was crucial in getting India over the line. Gill played seven more Tests for India and registered two more half-centuries before being sidelined.


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