Yuvraj Singh lauds Shubman Gill taking a dig at Ravi Shastri’s comments on the Indian batsman


Shubman Gill scored a brilliant ton against England in the second innings of the second Test as he played a knock of 104 off 147 deliveries. He was under a lot of scrutiny as he was in terrible form before this innings failing to score a single fifty-plus score for the last 13 innings. Shubman Gill released a lot of pressure with this innings and put a rest to the question marks being raised on his selection with this century.

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri warned Shubman Gill about the threat that Cheteshwar Pujara possessed for him as the 35-year-old batter is in sublime form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Shubman Gill was opening the batting with Rohit Sharma before he started coming at No.3 from the West Indies series in July 2023. Cheteshwar Pujara was replaced by Yashasvi Jaiswal in the XI after he failed in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and World Test Championship Finals in 2023.

“It’s a fresh side, a young side. These youngsters have to prove themselves. Don’t forget, Pujara is waiting. He is grinding it out at the Ranji Trophy and is always on the radar,” Ravi Shastri said while commentating. However, Yuvraj Singh has backed the youngster and gave a sharp response to Ravi Shastri’s statement through a Tweet on his ‘X’ account. Yuvraj Singh congratulated Shubman Gill on playing a well-balanced knock and getting his century while mentioning that he should let his bat do the talking

“Rising to the occasion once again and playing a well-balanced knock! Good to see the three-digit mark. Well played my boy – let the bat do the talking,” stated Yuvraj on his ‘X’ account. Yuvraj Singh and Shubman Gill have played together for the Punjab Cricket team in the domestic circuit Shubman Gill has spent a lot of time under Yuvraj and the youngster has been well-groomed by one of the greatest all-rounders cricket has seen.

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Shubman Gill’s century helped India to post a target of 399 for England as he scored 104 off 147 deliveries smashing 11 fours and two sixes in his innings. The 24-year-old youngster faced a lot of criticism before this innings and constant questions were being raised regarding his selection in the national team. Gill has been facing a lean patch since he returned to action after suffering from Dengue during the ODI World Cup 2023.

The innings would have given a lot of confidence to the young batter and it also helped the Indian team to get into a strong position in the second Test against England. India is cruising towards a victory in the second Test and if they win the match, the series will be leveled at 1-1, and then India will have an opportunity to win the Test series by performing in the remaining three Tests. India has not lost a Test series at home since 2012 and would like to maintain their unbeaten run.

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