Ever since the young Shubman Gill has walked on the pitch for India, he has set social media abuzz for good. Undoubtedly, his current performance in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar is beyond his age. Gill replaced the out-of-form Prithvi Shaw to make his debut in the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne. Truly, he has made given Test cricket a new complexion.
Leaving the cricketing fraternity in awe right in his debut, Gill played a fine performance in the third Test in Sydney. After Australia had set 338 runs on the board, he opened the innings with senior player Rohit Sharma on Day 2. The duo gave India an excellent 70-run partnership after which Rohit Sharma was out.
However, Gill continued his confident batting and smashed 50 runs to register his maiden fifty. Having a strike rate of almost 50, he smashed eight elegant fours from his willow. No sooner he hit the half-century; he was caught gully by Cameron Green on a good length delivery around off Pat Cummins’s bowled.
Highlights of his performance
The cricketing fraternity heaped praises for the 21-year old and appreciation poured in huge numbers for the Indian opener.
Gill had played a promising inning in his debut during the second Test match at MCG. In the first innings, he had hit 45, and in the second innings, he returned not out at 35 as India cruised its way to an eight-wicket victory against Australia.