Ind vs Aus 4th Test – Cricket fraternity hails Shubman Gill for his brilliant 91 on Day 5 in Brisbane: India’s young batting prodigy Shubman Gill missed out on a century on Day 5 of the India vs Australia 4th Test in Brisbane, but his brilliant knock of 91 won the hearts of cricket fraternity as it kept Team India in contention for a series win in Australia and retaining the Border–Gavaskar Trophy.
21-year old Gill, who fell prey to Nathan Lyon, played a very mature innings and stitched a 114-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara to take India from 18/1 to 132/2 as the visitors are chasing a 328-run target to win the fourth Test.
Here’s how cricket fraternity reacted to Shubman Gill’s gritty knock:
Here is a list of cricket fans who thought that shubman Gill wouldn’t succeed at the test level !! What an outstanding talent !! #BorderGavaskarTrophy #GabbaTest #INDvsAUSTest #classact pic.twitter.com/Z3QhpY0Y4G
— Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) January 19, 2021
Australia gave it everything in the session, but they must be saying ” Gill hai ki Maanta Nahi”.
Great start to the day for India, two more of such sessions and we retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy for the 3rd time in succession. #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/tqMgw269sC
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 19, 2021
Unlucky but this boy Shubman has shown that he is the one for the future, well played young man
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 19, 2021
India vs Australia 4th Test: Shubman Gill achieves two rare records
– Shubman Gill scored 91 runs from just 146 balls and he is now the youngest (21y 133d) visiting player ever to be dismissed in the nervous 90s in all Test matches played in Australia.
– The Punjab-lad, who made his Test debut in the second Test of the series in Melbourne Cricket Ground, is now the youngest Indian opener to score a half-century in the fourth innings of any Test.
Ind vs Aus 4th Test: Gill’s 91 keeps India in hunt for win in final Test
Shubman Gill announced his arrival on the global stage with a sublime 91 while Cheteshwar Pujara surpassed all pain threshold barriers to keep India on course for a challenging 328-run target, taking the score to 183/3 at tea on the final day of the fourth Test in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (24 off 22 balls) looked good before Pat Cummins (2/22 in 17 overs) dismissed him to keep Australia in hunt during an engrossing session of a high quality Test match.
Gill on Tuesday showed he is there to rule world cricket despite missing out on a hundred as his disdainful treatment of Mitchell Starc will be remembered for a long time.
Pujara, on the other hand, saw Australian try out a menacing short ball tactic. He took a few on the helmet, a few more on the chest and other parts and a painful one on the knuckles to remain unfazed on 43 off 168 balls as India need to either score 145 runs or bat out another 37 overs to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
With Rishabh Pant (10 batting, 23 balls) for company, India might just take a sneak peek at that target during the final session.