Shubman Gill brought up his first half-century test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.© AFP
With Shubman Gill showing off his talent by scoring his first Test 50 against Australia, former India opener Virender Sehwag praised his performance, saying the youngster “looks real”. Gill along with Rohit Sharma sewed India’s first 50-run opening position after 14 innings on Friday during the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja also performed brilliantly when he picked four wickets and secured a brilliant run out from Steve Smith when India bundled Australia for 338.
Excellent performance by Jadeja with the ball and in the field with a beautiful run-out. Shubman Gill looks real. Excellent composure and loved his backfoot play. But really enjoyed this fun moment, thanks to Bumrah pic.twitter.com/7Ts7vhbZzW
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 8, 2021
Sehwag hailed the performance of the players and tweeted: “Excellent performance by Jadeja with the ball and in the field with that brilliant run-out. Shubman Gill looks real. Excellent composure and loved his backfoot game. But really enjoyed this fun. moment, thanks to Bumrah. “
On stumps on the second day, India’s score was 96/2 – Australia with 242 runs with eight wickets in the bag – with stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) at the tuck.
The two Indian wickets in the form of Rohit and Gill in the final 90 minutes of playtime on day two tipped the scale a bit in favor of the hosts. While Australia appeared to be roaring back into the game, Rahane and Pujara kept the hosts from moving forward.
Jadeja also praised Gill by saying the latter is “technically very healthy” and has the temperament to play long innings.
“I think he is technically very healthy. He has the temperament to play long innings. It’s good that he made a start today, the opening 70-run partnership with Rohit. It’s a good sign for India and I hope that he’ll be fine in the second innings too, ”Jadeja had told the media during the virtual press conference at the end of the second day’s action at the SCG.
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