Team India managed to restrict the Aussies to a score of 338 on Friday and ended their innings at 96/2, and legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar said that they were marginally ahead at the end of Day 2 of the important Test match. A win in Sydney would ensure that the prestigious Border-Gavaskar Trophy continues to remain with India. India won the last series 2-1 against Australia in 2018/19 and are the holders of the trophy.
After Australia dominated the rain-marred first day of the Sydney Test as they ended the day at 166/2, India were the better side on Friday and took the remaining 8 wickets while only giving away 172 runs. Ravindra Jadeja played a huge role in that as he managed to scalp 4 wickets on the second day.
Looking back at the day of cricket, during a chat on Sony Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Because you have used the word “marginally”, I would say India. Just like the US Presidential elections, 50.5 to Joe Biden and 49.5 to Donald Trump. Same way, I would say 50.5 to India and 49.5 to Australia.”
Gavaskar was mighty impressed by the young Indian opener Shubman Gill, who was playing just his second Test match for the country, and said that Gill was one of the brightest prospects for India for the future.
Talking about the youngster, Gavaskar said, “What we saw in this innings confirms that he is one of India’s brightest prospects. He got behind the line, he has got a wonderful array of shots, like I said, he played some sparkling and spanking shots.”
Sunil Gavaskar further added, “But basically the way he got behind the line of the ball was so, so impressive and that is the thing actually you want to look at opening batsman, how quickly and how confidently they get behind the line of the ball. Shubman Gill’s defence was as good as his attacking batting and that is why I think he has got a big career ahead of him.”