Shubman Gill: ‘I was under pressure even after scoring a century..’ Why did Shubman Gill say this? Revealed what happened to Dravid

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Shubman Gill: ‘I was under pressure even after scoring a century..’ Why did Shubman Gill say this?  Revealed what happened to Dravid

New Delhi. India defeated England in the Visakhapatnam Test and leveled the 5-match series 1-1. Many players played important roles in India’s victory. It also stars Shubhman Gill. Gill scored a century in the second innings of Vizag Test and India was able to set the target of 399 runs for England. After the end of the second Test, Gill admitted that he was under pressure in the second Test. He admitted this in a conversation with Kevin Pietersen on Sports 18.

When Shubman Gill was asked by Kevin Pietersen on Sports 18 whether he felt pressure while batting at No. 3, Gill said, "I will tell it in one line. My heart beat was the same throughout the innings while playing the first and last ball. Even after scoring a century for India, I was feeling so nervous (laughs). I was talking the same thing to Rahul (Dravid) sir in the morning when the England team was batting. This was quite strange for me. I had never experienced anything like this."

I was feeling pressure: Gill
Gill further said, "Obviously, I was feeling pressure because of not being able to score runs in the last few matches. It was not external noise, but my own expectations… I was disappointed with how I got out in the first innings in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. So because of all those expectations, I was disappointed, maybe that was also the reason why I was under pressure."

Gill did not come out for fielding due to injury
Gill did not come out for fielding on the fourth day due to a finger injury. But he said that he will recover in a few days.

‘Has scored a double century at number three in domestic cricket’
Before appearing in the second Test against England, Gill had played 9 innings at number three in the Test with a best score of 36. He himself had asked the team management to bat on this number.

On this Gill said,"People kept asking me why I came from opening to number 3. I told him that I have batted at No. 3 in first-class cricket and have scored three double centuries at No. 3 and No. 4. So it was not something I never did in my life. But batting at number 3 is clearly different at the international level. And I’m grateful that the experience and opportunities I got and the mistakes I made… all came in handy in this innings."

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