Shubman Gill Is A National Treasure: Cricketers From Around The World And Fans Laud India Opener For Stunning Knock In Brisbane
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Shubman Gill Is A National Treasure: Cricketers From Around The World And Fans Laud India Opener For Stunning Knock In Brisbane

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Credits: Twitter)

Shubman Gill, on Tuesday, came up with a scintillating knock of 91 to put India in a solid position on day five of the ongoing Test against Australia in Brisbane. Chasing 328, India started the final day on 4 for 0 with Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma starting the proceedings with the bat. Both the batsmen looked solid right from the start but could not stitch a big partnership.

They could add just 14 runs to the overnight score before Pat Cummins sent back Rohit for 7. The early setback, however, did not affect Shubman Gill as he came up with a classy innings. The young opener mixed caution with aggression to keep India in a good position. He received good support from his senior teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as the duo ensured India did not lose any more wicket in the first session.

Shubman Gill, Mike Hussey
Shubman Gill [Image Credits: Getty]
Shubman Gill, who resumed the day on the overnight score of 0, reached his fifty in the 29th over with a double off the first ball, bowled by Josh Hazlewood. He took 90 balls to score his second Test fifty. The right-handed batsman, who made his Test debut in the very series, also registered his name in the record books by becoming the youngest Indian opening batsman to score a fifty in the fourth innings of a Test match. The previous youngest was Sunil Gavaskar when he hit an unbeaten 67 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 1970/71 on his debut.

Shubman Gill was eventually dismissed for a well-made 91 when he edged a Nathan Lyon delivery to Steve Smith at first slip. His 91-run knock came off 146 deliveries and was studded with 8 fours and two sixes. The 21-year old has been one of the biggest finds for India on the tour. After making his debut in the second match of the series, scoring 45 and 35 not out in Melbourne, the right-handed batsman hit his maiden fifty in the following match (first innings) in Sydney.

Shubman Gill, Mike Hussey
Shubman Gill [Image Credits: Twitter]
Meanwhile, the cricketing fraternity was quick to lavish praise on the batsman for his knock. Cricketers from around the world as well as fans took to Twitter to hail the India star.

Here are some of the reactions to Shubman Gill’s innings:

 

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