‘It was very important and satisfying to score runs at No. 3’ – Shubman Gill opens up about pressure leading to century in 2nd Test against England

 ‘It was very important and satisfying to score runs at No. 3’ – Shubman Gill opens up about pressure leading to century in 2nd Test against England

Shubman Gill ( Source: X)

After a series of failures, Shubman Gill scored a century in the 2nd Test match against England in Visakhapatnam. He scored 104 runs off 147 balls in the second innings when the team needed him the most. With his help, India reached a massive target of 399 runs. After the day ended, on a video Gill gave a bride about his batting and India’s inning in general. He also spoke about his partnership with Iyer and how important it was.

Shubman said, “A lot was happening. Me and Shreyas had a partnership and we tried to rotate the strike. It was very important and satisfying to score runs at No. 3. Especially after we lost Yashasvi and Rohit Bhai. It was important to get as many runs as possible and take a big lead. It is very important to stay true to who you are and not be over-defensive. I am going to play how I play.”

Gill did play a beautiful inning which was a direct attack on all the people criticizing him. His runs came in a very important time and that might be the reason behind India’s victory. If he continues to play well, it will not only favour India┬ábut will also help him build confidence.

‘First 15-20 minutes were tense’ – SHubman Gill reveals a time when his heart was in his mouth

For a batter, DRS is no less than a nightmare. The same happened with Shubman Gill in the 2nd Test match against England. After coming to bat in the second innings, Gill was saved as two DRS reviews went his way. In a video shared by BCCI, Gill talks about the atmosphere when the DRS was taken and how he was looking forward to scoring runs in the match.

Gill said, “First 15-20 minutes were tense, especially with 2 referrals going my way. But I think when you are not scoring runs for 3-4 matches, you need that bit of luck and I got that. I am very lucky to convert it into a hundred. Patience obviously plays a role but it is very important to stay true to your basics, and stay true to what has brought you here. If you start changing the way you play, it will only prolong your best innings and your best chance of scoring big runs.”

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