Shubman Gill was gutted with himself after getting out for 91 in India’s famous victory at the Gabaa against Australia. The opener, who was playing his debut Test series, got out for 91 in the run-chase but set up the platform for the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant to complete a historic heist.
Shubman Gill replaced Prithvi Shaw as an opener from the second Test in Melbourne, and throughout the tour looked at home, playing with his instincts, displaying his class and elegance. He returned with 259 runs at an average of 51.80
The right-hander says that he got nervous when he entered the nineties and gave his wicket away to Nathan Lyon before he could notch up his maiden Test ton. Hence, the Kolkata Knight Riders opener rates his Gabba knock as 9 out of 10.
“I really wanted to get 100 on that day I thought I deserved it. But once I got to the 90s, I knew that I was getting a bit nervous. I thought I would ask for drinks to calm down my nerves but I got out in the same over. If I have to rate my innings it was nine out of 10. If I would have got a 100 obviously I would have been able to express myself more,” Shubman Gill told PTI.
I don’t have any regrets: Shubman Gill
The 21-year-old hit another fifty in the opening Test against England in Chennai, but once again couldn’t convert it into a three-figure score. Gill reckons he wouldn’t have done anything differently, as he mostly got out to some brilliant deliveries by the bowlers.
“When I look back, I don’t think I would have done anything differently. I don’t have any regrets. I don’t think there is any concern in not being able to convert those starts. If I see my innings, there are very few innings in which I’ve thrown my wicket away. In most of the innings, where I have not been able to convert my starts, there have been good balls,” Shubman Gill added.
Shubman Gill will turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021; he was the leading run-scorer of his side last season. The two-time champions commence their season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11 in Chennai.