India’s batting prodigy Shubman Gill brought up his maiden Test fifty during his 50-run knock against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. He formed a 70-run opening stand with comeback veteran Rohit Sharma, as India ended Day 1 at 96-2. The 21-year-old made his Test debut in the previous match itself and celebrated the occasion with an eight-wicket victory over the hosts.
Shubman Gill scored 50 runs from 101 balls before his innings was cut short by smart teamwork from Pat Cummins and Cameron Green. Interestingly, a statistician on Twitter found a remarkable repetition of a number throughout the youngster’s knock.
Shubman Gill, who scored his first Test half-century, also brought up the first fifty by any Indian in international cricket in the year 2021. Furthermore, Gill did so at the age of 21 years and 121 days.
Shubman Gill scores the first fifty by an Indian in Test cricket in 2021. Interestingly at the age of 21 years, 121 days.#AUSvIND— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) January 8, 2021
Apart from the interesting statistical outcome, several fans also took to Twitter to laud the opener’s batting talents against stiff new ball challenge posed by the Australian speedsters. Here is a look at some of the fans reacting to Shubman Gill’s 50-run knock against Australia on Day 2.
Well Played Champion ❤️— ALEX 🏏 (@AlexWah33d) January 8, 2021
Many more to come in future 👏😍
Shubham Gill. What an edition to this beautiful test cricket 🙌.— Vìpêr³⁴ (@prajwalugrani__) January 8, 2021
& got out 🙄— Aash Mehta (@iamaashmehta) January 8, 2021
But well played Gill 👍 an inning with full confidence
While still in his early days, the Shubman Gill career stats makes for an interesting read nonetheless. Across three Test innings, the cricketer has scored 130 runs at an average of 65. He holds a staggering average of 69.11 at the first-class level.
Indian batsmen ended Day 2 at 96-2 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane batting at the crease. The visitors are still trailing Australia’s first-innings total of 338 by another 242 runs. Earlier in the day, Steve Smith grabbed headlines with the bat through his 27th Test ton while Ravindra Jadeja starred with the ball through a run-out and figures of 4-62.
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