Team India has maintained a tight grip in the first test match against West Indies and took a lead of 162 runs in their first innings on the second day. Debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal is on 143, and Rohit Sharma was dismissed after scoring 103 runs. Currently, Virat Kohli with 36 runs and Jaiswal with 143 runs are unbeaten at stumps and will seek a huge lead on the third day of the match. However, India’s youngster Shubhman Gill was not able to take advantage of the opportunity when he came to bat at No. 3 yesterday.
Gill was dismissed very early
Earlier, Gill used to bat in the opening spot, but after Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped from the team, he was moved to the third position in the batting order, and Yashasvi Jaiswal was given the opening spot on his test debut. Gill came to bat at number three. He was dismissed in just 11 balls by spinner Jomel Warrican after scoring six runs. He went for a defensive push and got a thick outside edge, which was caught by Alyque Athanez.
Chopra about Gill’s dismissal
After Shubman’s failure, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra spoke at length about his dismissal and pointed out a weakness in his shield, especially in the context of the test format. He stated that the 23-year-old plays with stiff hands, and when he goes for defensive shots, it creates a problem for him. Chopra said, “It is difficult to bat at number 3, and Gill would know that. He has predominantly played as an opening batsman in the past. Shubman came to bat at number three after a long partnership. He plays with tight hands. If you remember the Indore test against Australia, he went hard just like that, and the ball went to the fielder.