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Shubman Gill repays faith with test hundred against Australia

It was important for us not to lose too many wickets and just bat out the whole day, says Gill

Reuters Ahmedabad Published 12.03.23, 04:24 AM
Shubman Gill.

Shubman Gill. File picture

Shubman Gill’s growing reputation as an all-format player got a boost when he hit an elegant hundred in the ongoing Test against Australia.

Opener KL Rahul’s prolonged slump in form opened the door for Gill in the Indore Test. His selection followed his sizzling form in white-ball cricket, with four hundreds in his previous seven international knocks.


“There wasn’t much help for the bowlers (from the pitch),” Gill said. “So it was important for us not to lose too many wickets and just bat out the whole day.”

India endured a 16-over boundary drought after lunch which Gill eventually ended with back-to-back fours off Cameron Green.

“During those phases, you have to remind yourself that these are just passing phases, and if you stick to your process, boundaries would come soon. You just cannot afford to lose patience, you have to play according to situation.”

Gill said he altered his approach after returning from an injury last year. “I felt I was getting over-defensive after getting set. I was putting myself under pressure thinking I must convert those starts. I realised I had to free myself from any pressure and keep my game free-flowing.”

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