“Relax guys that was a flat track”- Shubman Gill SHUTS critics with Test century against England but draws mixed reactions

Gill remained the high scorer in the second innings, for other batters struggled to score even 50 runs.


“Relax guys that was a flat track”- Shubman Gill SHUTS critics with Test century against England but draws mixed reactions

Shubman Gill (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

Shubman Gill had been at the receiving end due to his ordinary performances in international matches but finally, he made sure he shuts his critics when he slammed his century against England. On Day 3 of the second Test in Vizag, Gill’s knock put India in the driver’s seat.

Gill remained the high scorer in the second innings, for other batters struggled to score even 50 runs. With 11 boundaries and two sixes, Gill made 104 runs from 147 balls.

But in the 56th over, the 24-year-old attempted a reverse sweep off debutant Shoaib Bashir’s delivery. Wicketkeeper Ben Foakes was quick behind the stumps and appealed for caught behind. Skipper Ben Stokes went upstairs for the third umpire’s review, and it came in their favor.

Gill was the second-highest run scorer in the first innings after Yashasvi Jaiswal who hit his maiden double century (209 off 290). From 46 balls, Gill scored 34 runs with five boundaries.

Netizens shower praises on Shubman Gill

The last time Shubman Gill crossed 50 was in November 2023 when he scored an unbeaten 80 against New Zealand during the ODI World Cup. After that, he produced ordinary performances in all the matches he played as his previous scores read: 23 and 0, 23, 36 and 10, 2 and 26, 8, 0, and 4.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

And as he finally got back his form, netizens praised him, expressing their hope of seeing Gill in red-hot form in the future as well.

Check out their reactions here:

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s double century took India to 396 in their first innings. Later Jasprit Bumrah‘s six-wicket haul skittled out Ben Stokes and Co. for 253 runs.

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