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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 22:30 IST

Shubman Gill has same number of runs as Irfan after 35 innings for India, Ashwin has more

Gill finds himself in an unusual position, sharing an unwanted record with former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan after 35 innings in Test cricket.

Vishal Tiwari
Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill departs in India vs South Africa 1st Test | Image:Disney/X.com
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In the ever-evolving world of cricket, statistics often tell a story of their own, painting a vivid picture of a player's journey on the field. In the case of Shubman Gill, the talented Indian batsman, a recent milestone has raised eyebrows and sparked discussions among cricket enthusiasts. Gill finds himself in an unusual position, sharing an unwanted record with former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan after 35 innings in Test cricket.

Ashwin scored more runs than Shubman Gill after 35 Test innings

As the numbers stand, Shubman Gill has accumulated 994 runs after 35 innings, a figure eerily similar to Irfan Pathan's 986 runs at the same stage of his Test career. What adds an intriguing twist to this statistical comparison is the fact that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, primarily known for his prowess with the ball, has managed to amass a more substantial total of 1006 runs after the same number of innings.

Runs after 35 innings in Test Cricket by Indian players

R Ashwin: 1006 

Shubman Gill: 994 

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Irfan Pathan: 986

As Shubman Gill navigates through this phase in his career, it's crucial to recognize that cricket is a game of uncertainties, and players often encounter peaks and troughs. Gill's potential remains undoubted, and with time and experience, he may well rewrite the narrative and distance himself from this peculiar record.

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Gill failed to do well with the bat in the first Test match against South Africa in Centurion. He scored just 28 runs in the two innings that he batted. South Africa eventually won the match by an innings and 32 runs. Dean Elgar scored 185 off 287 balls to help the Proteas take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 22:30 IST

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