‘A century would have been good for his confidence’ – Shubman Gill’s father opens up on his son’s terrific knock at Brisbane
Shubman Gill has has also been added to the Test squad for the first two Tests against England in Chennai.
Updated - Jan 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Shubman Gill will surely become a household name in India after his heroics with the willow in the Test series against Australia. The 21-year-old batting sensation excelled with the bat in the three Tests that he played, scoring 259 runs at an average of 51.80.
While Gill provided excellent starts for the Indian side in every game that he played, his scintillating 91 at The Gabba in India’s second innings stole the show in the final Test. The young opener took on a fiery Australian bowling attack, and did not flinch even a bit when faced with tricky challenges. In fact, when Mitchell Starc tried to intimidate him with a barrage of bouncers, Shubman Gill took the pacer on and smashed him to all parts of the ground.
And, Gill’s heroics with the willow in the second innings of the final Test at The Gabba allowed India to stun Australia in their own fortress at Brisbane. Now, Gill’s father, Lakhwinder Gill has said that a century in the final Test against the kangaroos would have given his son a lot more confidence. He also added that he was unsure as to why the younger Gill played away from his body when he was playing exceedingly well.
Shubman Gill was playing so well at Brisbane, says his father
“A century would have been good for his confidence. He was playing so well and I don’t know why all of a sudden he played away from his body,” said Lakhwinder in a chat with The Times of India.
India’s historic feat at The Gabba
Meanwhile, the victory in Brisbane is one where the whole of India can celebrate with fervor. An Indian side, crippled with numerous injuries stood up to everything that Australia threw at them. And, they chased down 328 runs on a tricky fifth day pitch at The Gabba. The experienced fast bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins could not breach through the indomitable spirit and guts that the Indian side displayed on the field.
Meanwhile, Shubman Gill has just got started. The 21-year-old has also been added to the Test squad for the first two Tests against England. Gill would be looking to continue his good work and carry forward his excellent form in the series against England at home as well.