Indian cricket team’s young opener Shubman Gill missed a century on the fifth and final day of the Brisbane Test against Australia but won the hearts with his game. He became the victim of off-spinner Nathan Lyon by scoring 91 runs. Gill scored 259 runs in this series.
Shubman won the hearts of people on his very first tour of Australia. In addition to good technique, this 21-year-old Punjab player charmed the viewers with a combination of aggressive style. In Brisbane too, while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting at one end on the fifth day, Gill was scoring fast runs at the other end, raising the hopes of the Indian team’s victory.
Australia tried short pitch bowling
Australia tried their effective weapon against Shubman Gill. He bowled him short pitches continuously. But this young batsman did not give up. He played aggressive shots on it. Although he also got lucky, he did not stop playing shots. Once the eye set, he hit the Australian bowling fiercely. In his innings he hit 8 fours and two sixes.
Melbourne test debut
Gill, who made his Test debut in Australia through a Boxing Day match against Australia on the current tour, scored 45 in the first innings of his debut Test match while returning unbeaten on 35 in the second innings. In the drawn Test match in Sydney, Shubman had scored 50 runs in the first innings while in the second innings he was dismissed by 31 runs.
Did amazing in under-19
When he was selected for the Under-19 World Team, he scored 351 runs in four innings in the Youth ODI series played against England.
After this, on the tour of England, he also showed the ability to play in English conditions by scoring 278 runs in four innings. India had a clean sweep in both the series. After performing well in the Under-19 World Cup (2018) in New Zealand, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.8 crore in the 2018 IPL auction.