Shubman Gill: BCCI recently announced its annual awards. In these awards Shubman Gill (Shubman Gill) received the Best Indian Cricketer award for outstanding performance in 2022-23. Shubman Gill deserves it. Because last year his bat played very well. Shubman Gill scored hundreds in every format. This was the reason why Shubman Gill got this award. Now let's move to the year 2024. This is a special year for Shubman Gill. The challenge before them was to maintain their old form. But Shubman Gill seems to be failing miserably in this. The first test match between India and England is being played in Hyderabad. There were a lot of expectations from Shubman Gill in this match, but Gill disappointed.
On the second day of the match i.e. Friday, Gill got out after adding just 9 runs to his overnight score. He returned unbeaten on the first day scoring 14 runs, but on the second day he returned to the pavilion on a personal score of 23 runs. While Rohit Sharma and Yashshwi Jaiswal adopted an aggressive stance, Gill appeared quite defensive. In his innings he faced 66 runs and hit only 2 fours. If we look at the strike rate, it is 34.84. Gill was dismissed by Tom Hartley on the fifth ball of the 35th over. Gill was dismissed playing a poor shot. He was caught by Ben Duckett.
Failed in South Africa
Now let's move on to the beginning of the year. The Indian team was on a tour of South Africa for a two-Test series. The second match was played in Cape Town. Here too, Gill was expected to score runs with his bat, but the opposite happened. Gill scored 36 runs in the first innings of this match and 10 runs in the second innings. Gill did not start the year as expected. Gill's bat remained silent in the first test match against South Africa as well. Gill scored only two runs in the first innings of this match played at Centurion. 26 runs came from his bat in the second innings. That is, only 74 runs came from Gill's bat in the two Test matches in South Africa. If we look at the average, it is 18.50.
Earlier, Gill was also out of form in the T20 series against South Africa. In two T20 matches, he scored 8 runs in one match and 0 runs in the other match. If we look at Gill's performance after the World Cup, he has not batted and therefore questions are being raised on his form.