Indian cricket team’s tour of Australia ended with the visitors winning the fourth Test match between the two teams at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane. In this decisive match, India defeated Australia by 3 wickets to win the Test series 2–1. Team India’s young opener Shubman Gill, who was playing his debut Test series, had a valuable contribution to India’s historic victory.
However, Shubhman Gill’s father was disappointed that the young India opener did not score a century in the match. Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has reacted to this.
Team India’s opener Shubman Gill played a crucial 91-run innings in his team’s second innings of Ind vs Aus Brisbane Test. After Australia quickly picked Rohit Sharma’s big wicket on the fifth day of the Gabba Test, Gill stood tall and took India’s innings ahead by facing 146 balls during his 91-run knock, that consisted of 2 sixes and 8 fours.
Shubman was eventually caught by Steve Smith off Australian spinner Nathan Lyon’s delivery and missed out on a well-deserved century by just 9 runs.
“A century would have been good for his confidence. He was playing so well and I don’t know why all of a sudden he played away from his body,” said Shubman Gill’s father Lakhwinder to The Times of India.
Indian cricket team’s former star opener Virender Sehwag reacted to Lakhwinder Singh’s statement via Instagram. Sharing a picture of the news clip in the newspaper, Sehwag wrote, “Aakhir Maa baap Toh Maa baap hi hain”
Apart from Gill, another young talented player, Washington Sundar, emerged as a hero for team India as the all-rounder had scored 62 runs off 144 balls with a strike rate of 43.06 in the first innings of the Ind vs Aus Brisbane Test. Sundar had hit 1 six and 7 fours in his heroic innings.
He was eventually caught by Cameron Green off Mitchell Starc’s delivery. Sundar also stitched a century partnership with Shardul Thakur. This allowed India to score 336 in the first innings, letting Australia only get a modest 34-run lead.