Shubman Gill became the third highest run-scorer in India when he made his Test debut for Australia, but it could have been so high that there was no decrease in concentration. Gill turned 45 before Pat Cummins was caught by Tim Paine. Gill’s innings was cut after scoring 45 off 65 balls and the 21-year-old lost his wicket.
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“I’m not really happy with the way I get out. This was the last ball of Cummins’ spell and I should have seen it. It was a loose shot to play at the time. But overall, my goal was to play with intention and build partnerships, and I managed it to an extent, ”Gill said via a virtual press conference after 2 days of stumps.
He said, when I came to bat, there was something in the pitch and the pitch was lively. The only thing I said to myself is that no matter what is happening on the pitch or what is happening around me, I need to be able to play my game and I should be able to express myself, my intentions. Should play with I had a thought process during my innings. “
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This may be Gill’s first Test match for India but it is not the first time he has been placed in the Indian team. In fact, it was in September 2019 that Gill earned his first Test call-up for India, but despite being young, absorbed whatever he could see his experienced teammates playing.
He said, ‘I have been traveling with the team for the last four-five Test series. Being with the team helped me a lot. To be able to settle in the team, ”he said. “I am doing all my net sessions and practice sessions, to be able to play someone like Boom (Bumrah), Shami Bhai, Umesh Bhai or Ishant Bhai in the net, it is too big to play against a young player Is a confidence booster. A top bowling attack in the nets. When I got out to bat today, I didn’t feel like I was in a new place.
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Finally, Gill weighed on the star of the day for India, their captain for the series Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a brilliant century to advance his team against Australia in the Boxing Day Test. For a youngster playing his first Test, there is nothing bigger than watching his captain perform miracles against one of the world’s best bowling attacks.
“It was all about patience. He was patient, and more importantly, when you are playing such a high quality bowling attack, sometimes you go into that shell and you are unable to score runs. The way Ajinkya Bhai played was such a brilliant knock to watch from outside. Gill said how to see those tough times, the loose balls he was getting, he was making sure he was putting them all away.
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