Shubman Gill Explains How He Paced His Innings In Chattogram
By CricShots - Dec 16, 2022 7:34 pm
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The young Indian opening batter, Shubman Gill said that his maiden Test century or more than a year now and he was thinking of how to get past the initial phase and it helped him to counter the Bangladesh bowlers on Day 3 of the ongoing Test in Chattogram. Gill got to the landmark in his 12th Test, which was also the opening game of the 2-match series. Gill had come close to getting a hundred in his maiden Test series in 2021.

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Shubman Gill scored a brilliant knock

On Friday in Chattogram, Shubman Gill took his time against the Bangladesh attack after Kuldeep Yadav scaped his 3rd 50-wicket haul in Test cricket as the hosts got bundled out for a meager score of 150. Gill was cautious for his first 30 runs following which he switched gears and took the attack to Bangladesh bowlers. He scored his century with the help of 3 sixes and 10 boundaries for his 110.

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During a chat with the broadcasters after the stumps of Day 3, as per the quote in India Today, Shubman Gill said, “I personally thought it was a long time coming for me. Today it was all about getting the difficult situation out of the way. Means a lot to me, my family and my friends who have supported me. Special moment for any player – getting the maiden century here means a lot to me.”

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Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara

Speaking about the way in which he paced his knock, Shubman Gill added: “For me, it was about how to play according to the field and then be able to score runs. It was very instinctive (hitting boundaries in 80s and 90s). And once the field came in, I went over the fielders. When lunch happened, I was batting around 13. When I’d faced 100 balls, I was 70-odd, it’s about pacing the innings. You got to know when to attack as a batter.” 

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The young Indian opener credited his family and well-wishers after the knock. Shubman Gill also made a partnership of 113 runs with the Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara, who also hit a century, ending a nearly four-year wait for his hundred in Test cricket. India declared their 2nd innings on 258 for 2, setting Bangladesh a target of 513 runs to win the game