'Aaj toh road pe bhi run nhi bana' - Fans fume as Shubman Gill registers 9 ball duck against England in 3rd Test

In the third Test against England in Rajkot, Star India batter Shubman Gill faced a challenging outing. The youngster succumbed to a nine-ball duck in the first innings as India struggled at a batting-friendly wicket.

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In the third Test against England in Rajkot, Star India batter Shubman Gill faced a challenging outing. The youngster succumbed to a nine-ball duck in the first innings as India struggled at a batting-friendly wicket. England's pacer, Mark Wood, proved to be his nemesis, delivering a delivery that accounted for the dismissal in the sixth over of the match.

Gill, who stepped in following the early dismissal of Yashasvi Jaiswal, struggled visibly against the relentless pace and swing of James Anderson and Mark Wood with the new ball. His discomfort at the crease was evident, and his struggles culminated in a dismissal that showcased his technical vulnerabilities.

After surviving a close LBW call earlier in the innings due to a faint inside edge, Gill's troubles persisted. Facing a fullish delivery that nipped back in sharply after pitching, Gill, anticipating a similar movement, was caught off guard as the ball seamed away rapidly. With a tentative movement and hard hands, he poked at the delivery, resulting in an outside edge that wicketkeeper Ben Foakes comfortably claimed behind the stumps.

Can Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja revive India?

The dismissal further intensified the hosts' early woes in the match. Fans, witnessing Gill's poor performance, expressed their frustration on social media, with some calling for the batter to be sent back to the domestic circuit to refine his red-ball skills. Gill's struggles in the third Test raised concerns about his technique and ability to handle the high-pressure situations presented by top-tier international bowling attacks.

As India faces a challenging task, Skipper Rohit Sharma, along with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, is trying to get India back in the game. India has scored 67 runs after losing three wickets at the end of 17 overs. Rohit, looking gritty, has held one end with 54 balls and 39 runs, while Jadeja, looking comfortable, is also supporting the skipper.

Here is how fans react to Shubman Gill’s below-par performance:

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