Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Talented batter Shubman Gill silenced his critics with a scintillating ton in the second innings of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Meanwhile, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar penned a special note for the promising batsman through a social media post. The Master Blaster hailed Gill for his performance and skills.

“This innings by Shubman Gill was full of skill! Congratulations on a well-timed 100!” Sachin wrote on social media platform X (earlier known as Twitter) while sharing a photo of Gill celebrating his hundred.

When India had suffered a mini collapse, Gill (104) along with spin all-rounder Axar Patel (45) steadied the ship with their 89-run stand. Gill took the onus of scoring the majority of the runs while Patel played the anchor role, steering the flow of the game and rotating strike on every available opportunity.

Eventually India were bundled out for 255 in their second essay, In reply, England had a brisk start. They were 67 for the loss of one wicket at the end of stumps. Now, the visitors need 332 runs to win the match with nine wickets in hand.