On the third day of the second and final test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the fans were heard chanting the name of former legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar when Shubman Gill smashed a four off Tim Southee’s bowling.
The incident took place on the 37th over of Team India’s 2nd innings. Tim Southee was repeatedly bowling short deliveries in the hope that Gill will hit it straight to the deep square leg fielder. Therefore, Gill made some room for himself and smashed it towards the mid-wicket boundary for a four. It was Gill’s first boundary of his innings.
Soon after the ball reached the boundary ropes, the Mumbai crowd started chanting ‘Sachin…. Sachin”.
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Tendulkar played his final test match which apparently happened to be his 200th at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in 2013 against West Indies.
Shubman Gill sustained an injury on his right below while fielding on Day 2. The Board confirmed that the 22-year-old is taking his time to recover as a result of which he will not be coming out to bat.
The BCCI informed their fans through their official twitter account on Day 2 at Tea.
The BCCI said, “Shubman Gill suffered a blow to his right elbow while fielding in the first innings. He has not recovered completely and hence not taken the field as a precautionary measure.”
Opener Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara put up 107 runs on the board for the opening wicket. Mayank smashed a fifty after scoring 150 in the first innings. Mayank was the first one to depart on Day 3 after scoring 62 which comprised of 9 fours and a six in 108 deliveries.
Soon after the dismissal of Mayank, Cheteshwar Pujara fell off to Ajaz Patel. Pujara missed his half century by three runs.
So far at the time of writing, Team India are currently leading by 405 runs at Lunch on Day 3. Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli are batting at 17* and 11* respectively. Team India have scored 142/2 so far in the 2nd innings.