The usually cool and composed Shumban Gill landed in controversy on Friday for his behaviour during the Ranji Trophy clash between Punjab and Delhi. After being given out by umpire, the highly-rated youngster lost his cool, walked up to the official and allegedly abused him.
The umpire then surprisingly overturned his decision and Shubman Gill was reinstated. The unexpected turn of events led to stoppage of play for around 10 minutes. The right-handed batsman refused to leave the crease after he was adjudged caught-behind by slow-medium bowler Subodh Bhati.
And when the umpire overturned his decision, Delhi players were taken aback by it and unsurprisingly questioned him for the same. Things eventually came under control when the match referee intervened. Shubman Gill,who was batting on 10 when the controversy took place, didn’t last long as he edged one off Simarjeet Singh to Anuj Rawat for 23 off 41 balls.
Selectors to talk to Shubman:
In the wake of Shubman Gill’s unacceptable action, the national selectors are reportedly set to have a talk with him. According to Sportstar, Shubhman Gill will be spoken to by a member of the Selection Committee on the recent matter. Following the incident, former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi had called for the batsman to be stripped of India’s captaincy.
However, the selectors are unlikely to do so. After the ongoing Ranji Trophy game, Shubman Gill will leave for India with the India A side. He can also make it to India’s Test team for the series against New Zealand as a backup opener.
Talking about the ongoing game, Punjab ended day three with a lead of 18 runs in the second innings. At stumps, they were reeling at 44 for 4. Earlier in the game, Delhi rode on 96 from Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana’s 92 to post 339 in reply to Punjab’s first innings total of 313.