It doesn’t happen often on a cricket field that a batter gets run-out as the bowler is standing in his line of running and Gujarat Titans (GT) opener, Shubman Gill was part of such an incident. Gill was trying to steal a single but ended up short of the crease and was seen staring back at the Punjab Kings (PBKS) bowler, Sandeep Sharma as he was standing in his line of running.
Punjab Kings have managed to win only four games out of the nine they played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 so far and have also started well against Gujarat Titans. GT skipper, Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bat first but their start hasn’t been satisfactory. They lost the opening wicket of Shubman Gill in an unfortunate run-out as the batter was caught short of the crease.
Sandeep Sharma was bowling the second over of the innings. He bowled a full delivery on the first ball and Shubman Gill pushed it to covers. Both the batters tried to steal a single but a bullseye at the stumps from Rishi Dhawan on stumps sent him back to the pavilion. However, Sandeep Sharma was seen to be standing in his way and Gill was fuming after the dismissal.
Here is the video of the run-out of Shubman Gill:
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Here is how Twitter reacted to the incident.
What a throw by Rishi Dhawan, terrific stuff. Shubman Gill run out for 9.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 3, 2022
"Swiggy" have the last laugh , Shubman Gill is not fast enough , so he was run out , Swiggy 1/GILL/0
HAHA @ Swiggy # Swiggy pic.twitter.com/D4vg2R6JPd
— CRICKETBITTS (@cricketbitts) May 3, 2022
— Anurag (@EnlightenAnu) May 3, 2022
Gill ke sath hua majak
lagi direct hit or ukhaad gya wicket
— Jyoti Agrawal (@JyotiAg2005) May 3, 2022
— CR7 😴🥱 (@Vasisth85582631) May 3, 2022
Shubman gill Ko drop karo itni aagey hi ball hain single le liya.
— asmin regmi (@regmi_asmin) May 3, 2022
Well done Shubman Gill on for disappointing us again 👏👏
Quite a habit this year… amazing
— 😑😑😑 (@EternalBlizard_) May 3, 2022
— Aakhil Gohain (@agohain07) May 3, 2022