I didn’t expect Kyle Jamieson to reverse the ball early in the game and I failed to read it: Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill scored a crucial fifty for India on day one of the Kanpur Test.
Updated - Nov 25, 2021 8:08 pm
India faced New Zealand on the first day of the Kanpur Test well by ending the day on 258 runs on the board after losing their four wickets. However, if there was one bowler who breathed absolute fire and continued his shining momentum from WTC Final, it was Kyle Jamieson. He picked three picked on day one and of his victims was Shubman Gill who showed his back after scoring a crucial fifty for India.
However, Gill couldn’t keep himself away from praising Jamieson and added that he didn’t expect the ball to reverse swing early on. The young batter stated that he didn’t know the ball to reverse swing which was only 30-overs-old and that’s the thing about Test cricket where one has to read conditions fast.
“I think he (Jamieson) bowled pretty well today especially in the first spell, he bowled pretty good areas to me and after lunch, the whole spell that he bowled was top-notch,” said Gill after day end’s play as quoted by NDTV.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to start knowing when it’s reverse-swinging: Shubman Gill
“Sometimes, it’s difficult to start knowing when it’s reverse-swinging, and especially after coming back from lunch, I didn’t expect the ball to reverse that early in the game. That’s the thing about Test cricket, you have to read the conditions fast. In this particular innings, I wasn’t able to read that ball well as generally, I wasn’t expecting the ball to reverse,” added Gill.
While Gill handled the spin duo of Ajaz Patel and Will Somerville with all the comfort, he added that facing two of the best spinners like Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the net made him prepared for the day. Later, Gill went on to debutant Shreyas Iyer who is still on the crease while amassing 75 runs.
“If you are already playing two of the best spinners in nets, especially in India, it does help, because if you try to negotiate them, you have a much better chance of going in the middle of the match and trying to handle those crucial periods of time,” Gill concluded.