Watch: Shubman Gill Recalls MS Dhoni’s Kind Gesture In His Debut Match Against New Zealand

By Daniel S

November 19, 2022

Shubman Gill is currently in New Zealand to play both the T20I and ODI series against the Kiwis. However, this star young batter has become an integral part of the Men in Blue in recent times.  Gill has enjoyed a great year with the bat for India in whatever opportunities he got.

He was the man of the series in both the ODI series in West Indies and Zimbabwe respectively. Recently, he attended Preeti and Neeti Simoe’s Punjabi chat show, Dil Diyan Gallan. In that show, he came up with a great gesture of MS Dhoni after his debut ODI innings against the Kiwis.

Here is the shared video:

Shubman Gill scored nine runs off 21 balls in his ODI debut against the Kiwis

Speaking of the video, Shubman Gill was found sharing an incident from his ODI debut match against New Zealand. Gill made his ODI debut on 31 January 2019 in Hamilton. But, in that match, India got bundled out for 92 runs. Shubman Gill scored just nine runs off 21 balls, including one four. After that innings, Shubman Gill said that he was sad and disappointed. Seeing him in such disappointment, MS Dhoni came up to him.

Gill shared that the former Indian skipper said that his ODI debut was much better than his as he got out on a duck. Then, both of them got involved in funny conversations and that gesture of Dhoni made Gill comfortable. MS Dhoni made his ODI debut on 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh in Chattogram. He got run out on his first delivery and managed a duck only.

Meanwhile, in the same show, Gill opened up regarding the dating rumours with the Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan. The reporter asked the star batter about his preferred fittest Bollywood actress. In reply, Gill responded: “Sara.” When he was asked about the dating rumours with Sara, Gill said: “Maybe.” The host said: “Sara ka sara sach bolo.” In reply to that, Gill blushed and replied: “Sara da sara sach bol diya. Maybe, maybe not.”