I left a bit out there to be honest – Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill was finally able to shake off the jitters at No.3 as he blasted a blistering ton on day three at Vizag to help India post a monumental target of 399 runs on the board.
On a day where most of the Indian batters struggled, knitting together partnerships with help from Shreyas Iyer (29) and Axar Patel (45), Gill posted a rippling 104 that allowed India to keep on fighting. Eventually it was Shoaib Bashir who bagged the prized scalp of the Prince for a well-made 104.
Talking at the end of the third day’s play, Gill said, “Definitely very pleased but I left a bit out there to be honest. The first one I didn't feel it (inside edge onto pad). Shreyas told me to take it in case it's the umpire's call. I saw the point fielder go there and I thought it was a percentage shot.”
Shedding some light on the conditions, Gill said, “Should've just played the 5-6 overs till tea. Pretty decent wicket to bat on. Not an easy kind of wicket to hit on the rise. Have to apply yourself because the odd one is turning and the odd one is keeping low.”
He concluded by talking about the support from his father and how the match is stationed at the moment, adding, “I'll get to know once I get back to the hotel but I think so. He comes for most of my games, there's no such pressure. I think it's 70-30 at the moment. Morning session will be key. We've seen there is moisture in the morning and help for fast bowlers and spinners.”