India’s young batting sensation Shubman Gill has drawn praises from the cricketing fraternity for his confident half-century on the second day of the third Test against Australia in Sydney. In this regard, his fellow teammate Ravindra Jadeja did not stay behind either. Ravindra Jadeja labelled Shubman Gill as a technically sound batsman as the latter’s maiden half-century was significant in giving India a slight edge.
Shubman Gill extended his excellent touch from his debut Test to raise his maiden half-century as he put on 70 for the opening wicket with Rohit Sharma. The right-handed batsman collected seven boundaries in the process before Pat Cummins claimed his wicket off a fantastic catch by Cameron Green at gully. India reached 96-2 in 45 overs on day two after dismissing the hosts for 338.
Ravindra Jadeja pointed out that Shubman Gill is technically quite sound, blessed with the temperament to play long innings. The left-arm spinner believes that the opening partnership of 70 bodes well for India and hopes that Gill continues his good run in the second innings as well.
“I think, he is technically very sound. He has the temperament to play long innings. It’s good that he got a start today, the 70-run opening partnership with Rohit. It’s a good sign for India and hope he comes good in the second innings as well,” Jadeja said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
I wanted to bowl in good areas as our fast bowlers were doing the same: Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja, who was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, underlined that with the pitch not providing any turn, it was crucial to bowl the right lines. The 31-year old’s plan was not to leak runs and keep putting the Australian batsmen under pressure.
“Wicket was very slow and I wasn’t getting any turn from the wicket. So it was important to pitch the ball at one place every time. I wanted to bowl in good areas as our fast bowlers were doing the same. My plan was to not leak runs and create pressure on the batsman and for Smith, my approach was to not give him some easy runs,” he added.