AUS vs IND: Shubman Gill impressed on his Test debut and performed essential knocks in each innings.© AFP
While good performances appeal to reward, it additionally sees folks draw comparisons with former stars. And with Shubman Gill putting up an impressive show in the Boxing Day Test, comparisons have already began. But former India opener Wasim Jaffer has urged folks to not evaluate the teen with anybody. Gill seemed in good contact when he stepped out to make his Test debut on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) towards Australia. While he scored 45 within the first innings, he hit an unbeaten 35 within the second as India secured an eight-wicket win in the match.
“Shubman is special but please let him enjoy his cricket and grow into his career. Don’t compare him to anyone and put undue pressure on him. He’s not next somebody he’s first Shubman Gill. We’ve lost many great talents due to undue pressure and unreal expectations. #Shubmangill,” Jaffer tweeted.
With no Virat Kohli, no Rohit Sharma, no Ishant Sharma, no Mohammad Shami, and the humiliation of scoring their lowest-ever Test rating on the Adelaide Oval, it was a superb turnaround by India to degree the collection. The win not solely introduced India proper again within the collection, but in addition took the workforce a step nearer to the ultimate of the World Test Championship.
Riding on the again of a superb partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja on day three, India first dismissed Australia for 200 after which got here again to chase the goal of 70 in simply 15.5 overs on day 4. If one session had value India the primary Test, it was once more a session — whereby Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja weathered the storm on day two — that noticed India bag the second sport.
However, the win wasn’t as straightforward because it confirmed on paper. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc gave Australia the early wickets to make sure the win would not be a cakewalk for the guests.
Starc dismissed Mayank whereas Cummins despatched Pujara again as a small goal began trying a little bit tough. However, some assured strokeplay from Gill and Rahane calmed the nerves within the Indian dressing room as India registered a complete 8-wicket win.
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