Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was quite delighted after the young Indian batter Shubman Gill scored a brilliant century in the second innings of the ongoing second Test against England. Pietersen’s happiness also matters because he was the one to take a stand for Shubman Gill amidst criticism for the latter after a poor run of form.
Notably, Gill wasn’t very impressive with the bat in the last three innings of this series against England. He had scores of only 23, 0, and 34 to his name in these three innings he played. However, the 24-year-old made a brilliant comeback and scored 104 runs, with 11 fours and 2 sixes in the second innings of the second Test against England.
“Kallis averaged 22 in his first 10 Tests and turned out to be arguably the greatest player to play the game. Give Shubman Gill time to find it, please. He’s a serious player!” Pietersen had tweeted after a lot of experts and former cricketers criticized Shubman Gill for his poor form.
Now, Pietersen has come up with another for Shubman Gill after the latter smashed his much-awaited Test century. “Thank You, Shubman Gill,” wrote Kevin Pietersen while resharing his old post for Gill after the latter completed his hundred against the Three Lions.
Here’s a look at Kevin Pietersen’s X-post for Shubman Gill:
Speaking of the ongoing action of the match, England started their run-chase in the last innings of the Vizag Test, after India took a lead of 398 runs in the second innings. England have scored 12 runs for no loss while chasing the target of 399 runs at the time of filling this copy.
Earlier in the second innings, Shubman Gill’s century helped India to post a total of 255 runs, losing all wickets in 78.3 overs. Besides Gill, star all-rounder Axar Patel also contributed with crucial 45 runs, alongside 29 runs each scored by Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin.