Shubhman Gill reminisces about the historic series victory down under in 2020-21

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The Border Gavaskar series 2020-21 will be remembered for a long time in the minds of Cricket lovers all across the globe. The series witnessed the rise of new stars like Shubhman Gill, Washington Sundar, and Shardul Thakur. The test series had the perfect script where it started with a debacle at the Adelaide Oval and ended with a historic win at the Gabba, a fortress that hadn’t been breached since 1988. 

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One of the chief architects of that victory, Shubhman Gill, recently opened up on the historic victory. He revealed that after scalping the wicket of Rohit Sharma, the Australian players celebrated in a casual manner as if knowing that their work was done and it was only a matter of time before they wrapped up the Indian innings.

Gill, who was making his debut in the toughest of circumstances where he had to handle Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc who are famous for their pace, while Josh Hazlewood is a bowler who can bowl tight lengths. Shubman Gill also added that when he was making his Test match debut in Australia, the major doubt that cropped up in his mind was whether he will be able to handle the pace in those wickets.

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I was able to ­conquer that doubt: Shubhman Gill on the challenge he faced in Australia

Shubhman Gill

Gill concluded by stating that he was able to conquer his doubts in the land of the kangaroos and felt comfortable while facing up to the likes of Cummins, Starc, and Hazlewood.

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“As a youngster making your debut in Australia, the biggest doubt in your mind is whether you will be able to handle the pace. Pat Cummins and Starc are known for their pace and Josh Hazlewood for his line and length. But when I was able to ­conquer that doubt and I felt ­comfortable handling that pace, then it was all about my mindset,” concluded Shubman Gill.

Gill had a flying start to his Test career as he scored 259 runs in the 6 innings that he played, and scored his runs at an average of 51.80 in a tough series down under.


• Shubhman Gill reveals that Australia started celebrating after taking the wicket of Rohit at Gabba.

• Shubhman Gill claims he had doubts about handling the pacy wickets in Australia but ultimately conquered those doubts.


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