India young batting sensation Shubman Gill replaced former vice-captain KL Rahul for the third Test against Australia in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The right-handed opener failed to make an impact just like the other Indian batters but the spotlight was on him because he replaced Rahul. Gill failed to make most of the opportunity he got and was dismissed for low scores in both innings for Team India.
Gill gave away his wicket cheaply in the second innings when he stepped out of his crease to knock it out of the park but instead got trapped by Nathon Lyon. He missed the lineup completely and the ball went through the gap of his bat and pad to rattle his stumps. In the first innings, he only managed to score 21 runs.
Fans on social media were not impressed with the way Shubman Gill handled the opportunity in the third Test against Australia. (READ: Virat Kohli ‘ANGRY’ At Himself After Getting Out In 2nd Innings Of 3rd Test – Watch)
Checkout the reactions here:
Peak Shubman Gill is worst than out of form KL Rahul. #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/NvUVcyAR2X
— Kunal Yadav (@kunaalyaadav) March 2, 2023
#ShubmanGill thaught that he is playing T20 or odi pic.twitter.com/ySi6C222r2
— Hemanth Kumar (@hemanthkumar_62) March 2, 2023
Shubman Gill in Test Matches played in India :
#ShubmanGill #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/lX8ox9YCEx
— 12th Khiladi (@12th_khiladi) March 2, 2023
Both KL Rahul and Shubman Gill have been disappointing openers in the series so far. I recommend we go with Hindenburg for the 4th Test. They know how to ‘Open’ all the secret scams.
— Pranay Loya (@pranayloya) March 2, 2023
KL rahul is much bettet then #ShubmanGill i agree this situation we r all support to kl rahul stay strong chp pic.twitter.com/sidMX47E8o
— Venkateswarlu Mallela (@Venkate54007491) March 2, 2023
Captain scored only one century in 3 Tests could not do anything, #ViratKohli knows how much he scored in the Test match but #KLRahul was playing better than #ShubmanGill at least he used to open well if he lost the match Top batsman should take responsibility for this#INDvAUS
— Saurabh Moon (@SaurabhMoon19) March 2, 2023
@ShubmanGill has floored the chance given to him by irresponsible batting in the second innings.
— Baburajendra Joshi (@BaburajendraJ) March 2, 2023
Coming to the match, Australia spinner Nathan Lyon took his second eight-wicket haul in Test cricket to bowl out India for 169 and put Australia on the edge of victory.
For India, Pujara scored a much needed 59 off 142 balls in the second innings, through his precise footwork and judicious shot selection on a difficult pitch. The rest of the batters including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin couldn’t step up.
In the morning, Australia took a lead of 88 runs as Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin took 3/12 and 3/44 respectively in the first session to bowl out the visitors for 197.