‘His approach was right’: Harbhajan Singh defends Shubman Gill | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Shubman Gill was included in the third Test against Australia in place of the out-of-form KL Rahul but the young Indian fly-half had no impact with the bat as he scored just 21 and 5 in the two innings .
The Indore ground saw 30 wickets fall in the first two days and no Indian batter managed to fight except Cheteshwar Pujara.
Gill blasted his wicket in the second inning in a bid to aim for a big shot, but he found support from former India spinner Harbhajan Singh for his approach.
“You see the game plan is simple here. You can’t survive on this pitch with defence. Pujara was using his feet all through his innings. If you think you can wait for a spell and the score runs longer later he won “It doesn’t work. Even if you play 70-80 on this court, you can get away with just one odd delivery,” Harbhajan said on Star Sports.

“You have to look for the opportunity to score points. You have to see where you can get a four. Shubman wanted to go for a six, and when you consider the state of the pitch here, his approach was good because you can’t defend for a long time on this ground,” he added.
India were consolidated for just 109 after opting to beat first on day one of the Third Test, where Australian left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann won his first five-iron.
In the second round off-spinner Nathan Lyons finished its second run eight wickets in Test cricket to beat India for 163 and put Australia on course to win a third test at Holkar Stadium on Thursday.


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