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“My dad said I missed out on a big one” – Shubman Gill
By SMCS - Feb 6, 2024 9:35 am
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Indian batter Shubman Gill has claimed that his father felt he had missed out on getting a century during the second innings of the Visakhapatnam Test against England. Gill was batting on 104 when he tried to reverse sweep a delivery from Shoaib Bashir, but he was caught behind as well.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

Speaking on Sports18 following India’s win in Visakhapatnam, Shubman Gill said: “My dad said I missed out on a big one, I did kinda agree with him (laughs). I didn’t tell (him) about the heartbeat. More than anyone else, it was my own personal disappointment that I wasn’t performing the way I wanted to perform.”

He further added: “Definitely it was satisfying for me but I was trying to get a big one for myself and the team. Because of the way England were playing, we wanted to get 450-500. Disappointed that I got out just after scoring a hundred, wanted to carry on and get a big one for the team. Hopefully, I grab that in the next match.”

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

While Shubman Gill was under a lot of pressure as he didn’t have a big score under his belt at No. 3 for quite a long time, he said that he did not let the ‘external noise’ get to him also. He also felt that it was his expectations of himself that gave him the hunger to score big as well.

“In the first Test, I honestly thought I was trying to take a bit more a safer approach and that’s not how I grew up playing my game. This Test, I played just how I feel like playing. That’s what I told myself,” Shubman Gill concluded.