IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Ravi Shastri angry at Shubman Gill’s performance, said this big thing


IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Ravi Shastri angry at Shubman Gill’s performance, said this big thing

Shubman Gill, Ravi Shastri: Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has reprimanded Shubman Gill for his continuous poor performance in Test cricket. He has even warned Prince Gill of Team India that if he does not perform well then Cheteshwar Pujara is waiting. However, during this time he did not take Gill’s name, but his reference was towards Gill only. Gill could not do anything special in the first innings of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. He scored 34 runs on 46 balls. 41 year old James Anderson took the wicket of Gill in the 29th over. Yashasvi Jaiswal along with Shubman Gill added 49 runs for the second wicket.

Pujara has been out for a long time
Gill has not been the same batsman since recovering from dengue during the World Cup. Shastri said during commentary, "This is a new team, a young team. These youth will have to prove themselves. Don’t forget Pujara is waiting. He has been working hard in Ranji Trophy and is always on the radar." Pujara last played a Test for India in the final of the World Test Championship (June, 2023). He is continuously scoring runs for Saurashtra. He scored a double century (243*) against Jharkhand. After this he has scored 49 against Haryana, 43 against Vidarbha, 66 and 91 against Services.

Shastri gave this advice
Shastri said, this "There is a test match. You have to bat steadily, otherwise you may be in trouble. You can’t hit the ball with hard hands when Anderson is bowling it." Gill has not been able to do anything special in the last 6 tests. He scored 23 runs in the first innings of the first Test of the series against England and did not score any runs in the second innings. Earlier, he had scored 2, 26 runs in the first test against South Africa and 36, 10 runs in the second test. Gill’s bat remained silent even in the Test against West Indies. He played 6 innings in the first match and 10 and 29* runs in the second. He scored 13 and 18 runs in the Oval Test against Australia.

Performance of Gill and Pujara in test
Talking about Gill’s statistics in Tests, he has scored 1097 runs in 40 innings of 22 Tests played so far at an average of 29.65 and strike rate of 58.76. During this period, he has scored 4 half-centuries and 2 centuries. His highest score in this format of cricket is 128 runs. Pujara has scored 7195 runs in 176 innings of 103 Tests played so far in his career. During this period he has scored 35 half-centuries and 19 centuries. He is the 8th highest run scoring Indian batsman in Tests. Before him are Sachin Tendulkar (15921), Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), Virat Kohli (8848), VVS Laxman (8781), Virender Sehwag (8503) and Sourav Ganguly (7212).

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