India’s young opening batsman Shubman Gill has not performed in the ongoing four-match home Test series against England as per expectations. Shubman Gill had a dreamy start to Test cricket, helping India clinch the Test series in Australia by scoring 259 runs in three Tests. But Gill has not found his groove in the ongoing rubber against England and Yuvraj Singh has come up with a hilarious jibe on his shot selection during the first innings of the third Test.
Shubman Gill started the ongoing four-Test series against England on a promising note with scores of 29 and 50 in the first Test in Chennai. However, the right-handed batsman’s scores have spiralled down, registering numbers of 0, 14, 11, and 15 not out following those. Hence, with one more Test remaining, the Punjab-born cricketer would be looking at a solid score.
Gill needs a significant score in the fourth and final Test since candidates like Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, and KL Rahul are knocking on the doors profusely hard. Simultaneously, it will avoid the pressure on experienced men like Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli – both of who have not produced consistent runs off their bat.
Yuvraj Singh takes a comical jibe at Shubman Gill:
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has mentored Shubman Gill on multiple occasions, decided to troll the youngster after he took to Twitter to celebrate India’s victory. The 21-year old took to his official Twitter and Instagram, handle to praise the hosts’ spectacular victory, posting a caption “What a team! What a performance”
What a team! What a performance 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/B9P6D5loR9
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) February 25, 2021
As soon as Gill posted that tweet, Yuvraj Singh referred to the right-handed batsman’s shot selection in the first innings and trolled him. He played a pull shot to England paceman Jofra Archer’s shot-pitched delivery as it took a top-edge and Zak Crawley pouched a catch. Pertaining to that, Yuvraj commented on Instagram “What a shot in the first innings, chitar ready,”
The third Test, which was a pink-ball affair, finished stunningly in two days as both sides crumbled to spin-bowling. Axar Patel was adjudged man of the match with 11 wickets while visiting skipper Joe Root took five wickets in the first innings. But the tourists’ totals of 112 and 81 proved their downfall as those were not enough to win a Test.