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Shubman Gill Expresses Frustration After Heartbreaking Run-Out In Rajkot Test
By CricShots - Feb 18, 2024 11:36 am
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Shubman Gill expressed frustration and disappointment as he fell short of a well-deserved century in the third Test against England in Rajkot. Starting the day at 65, Gill’s hopes were dashed when he was run out for 91 due to a mix-up with night watchman Kuldeep Yadav.

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Shubman Gill missed out on a century in Rajkot

In the 64th over, Shubman Gill attempted a run but, noticing Kuldeep’s hesitation, turned back. Despite a diving effort, he couldn’t make it back in time and was run-out by Tom Hartley. This marked the second instance in this series where Gill was dismissed in the 90s.

 

On the third day, Shubman Gill had played a crucial role, partnering with Yashasvi Jaiswal for a 155-run stand after the early dismissal of captain Rohit Sharma. While Jaiswal completed his third Test century, Gill contributed with a gritty fifty. The fourth day saw Gill and Kuldeep Yadav extending the pressure on England, forming a 50-plus partnership that helped India surpass 250 runs and establish a lead approaching 400.

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Reflecting on Gill’s innings on Day 3, former England women’s captain, Ebony Knight, noted Gill’s ego-less approach, emphasizing his willingness to let Jaiswal take the lead in Rajkot. Gill’s 65 runs on that day were pivotal, allowing Jaiswal to flourish against the English bowling attack.

“Shubman Gill played an ego-less innings. What I mean by that is that he didn’t try and match Jaiswal. Now there’s another young guy who has come in and he just said ‘it’s your day, I’ll just knock it around and give you the strike to let the score build’,” explained Knight.

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Gill’s shift to the number 3 position in Test cricket has been scrutinized, especially after a challenging outing in Hyderabad. However, he bounced back with a remarkable century in Vizag, showcasing his adaptability in the ever-evolving Indian batting lineup. The frustration of missing out on a century in Rajkot highlights the high standards Gill sets for himself as a key contributor to the Indian team.