Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Finally, promising batter Shubman Gill got an opportunity to be included in the Indian playing XI in the third Test against Australia in Indore after being excluded from Nagpur and Delhi Tests.

However, Gill failed to capitalize on the opportunity as he got out for just 21 runs to Matthew Kuhnemann.

Gill was not criticised for his dismissal. Rather, the noise was related to Gill picking up a nasty chafe on his abdominal area while diving to complete a run.

Following the injury, Gill called for medical attention immediately and that did not go down well with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar. There was a break as Gill was getting treated. However, as per the Little Master, Gill could have done it at the end of the over.

“Gill could have waited till the end of the over. There’s a fast bowler who is bowling, it’s hot out there and you have given him a breather,” said Gavaskar.

“Yes, you are hurt. However, you could have waited for two more deliveries, waited for the over to finish, and then got treated. Because you are at the non-striker’s end. Simple things can make a lot of difference,” said Gavaskar.

Notably, India got a taste of their own medicine as they were skittled out for a paltry 109 runs in their first innings on a spin-friendly pitch. Virat Kohli (22) was the highest scorer for the hosts. Matthew Kuhnemann (5/16) was the pick of the bowlers for Australia.