“Hoping That My Dad is Proud” Gill On His 4th Test Century vs England

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Indian batter Shubman Gill who registered his 4th Hundred in the final Test vs England said “I’m hoping that my dad is proud of my effort today”.

India already sealed the series victory by winning 3 games of the 5 match test series. England won the first Test by 28 runs while India won the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tests by 106 runs, 434 runs, and 5 wickets respectively.

Though England lost the series, the visitors kick-started the 5th test with a motive to win the game in order to get a move in the ICC WTC 2023-25 points table.

Winning the toss, England decided to bat first and scored 64 runs for the first wicket. Kuldeep Yadav broke the partnership by dismissing Duckett for 27 runs. Following his dismissal, England failed to build a massive partnership and lost wickets at regular intervals.

England scored 218 runs for 10 wickets loss where Kuldeep Yadav bagged 5 wickets while Ashwin bagged 4 wickets under his belt.

On the other hand, India kickstarted their inning aggressively and scored 104 runs for 1 wicket. Shoaib Bashir drew the first blood by dismissing Jaiswal for 57 runs. Following his dismissal, Rohit and Gill made a 171-run partnership and pushed India towards a positive side.

“Hoping That My Dad is Proud” Gill On His 4th Test Century vs England

Bot Rohit and Jaiswal scored a century each using their 171 runs partnership. Gill who scored his 4th Test century said “It was my first time that he’s (talking about his dad) watching me play (in an international game). It was his vision (to play Test cricket) and I’m hoping that he is proud of my effort today”.

I thought the ball wasn’t doing much at that time and instinctively I wanted to go over the top (talking about the six he hit against Anderson) and put some pressure on him.

I feel good every time I go out to bat and today I missed out on that ball (the one he got dismissed). I didn’t sight that ball properly, but I do feel good every time I go out to bat and hopefully, I convert these starts into a big one.

I think it would be better for both of us to keep that chat between us (when asked about the conversation between him and Anderson after the latter was taken for a six)”, Gill added.

At the end of Day 2, India scored 473 runs for 8 wickets loss and lead the game by 255 runs. Kuldeep Yadav and Bumrah stand at the crease with 27 and 19 runs respectively. On the other hand, Shoaib Bashir still needs one wicket to register his second Test five-wicket haul.