Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has revealed what Shubman Gill’s father was telling the youngster when he was failing to convert his scores into big hundreds. Gill has been in sublime form in ODI cricket and where he started with a double hundred in the first ODI and finished with another hundred in Indore on Tuesday. Moreover, he was adjudged the Man Of The Series for his performance against the Kiwis and ended up levelling Babar Azam’s ODI record with 360 runs as well.
However, Dravid revealed that Gill’s father wasn’t happy with him when he was failing to get big scores. Speaking to the BCCI’s official website, the India head coach said that Gill’s father asked the batter if he was only going to show ‘drizzles and not some rain and thunderstorm’ as well. Dravid then said to Gill that he and his father would have been proud of his stunning run at the moment as well.
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“So when Shubman was scoring a lot of fifties and sixties and batting well, but not really converting them into big hundreds, I think his father had said, ‘Shubman are you only going to show us drizzles or are you actually going to show us some rain and some thunderstorms. I think his father will be glad that over the last month or so, what you have done is you really made it rain. So, well done. It must make you and your dad really proud,” said Rahul Dravid.
Shubman Gill, however, later said that his father wouldn’t be too happy with his 112 in the third ODI against New Zealand as he would have wanted Gill to score a big score also. Dravid had a laugh after hearing it and also added that Gill is in safe hands as his dad will push him always.
“Yeah, I don’t think he will be too happy about this game. He would definitely tell me to, I would have carried on, I should have carried on in this game and looked to have got another big score in this one. Hard task master your dad man! If we don’t push you, he will. So you’re in good hands,” concluded Rahul Dravid.