Shubman Gill Faces Social Media Backlash, Fans Target India Star With ‘IPL Taunts’

Shubman Gill departs during first Test between India and England© AFP

Indian cricket team batter Shubman Gill‘s struggles continued as he was dismissed for a duck on Day 4 of the first Test match against England in Hyderabad on Sunday. Gill has come under a lot of criticism for his dwindling form in the longest format of the sport and it did not help his case that the batter gifted his wicket to Tom Hartley after playing just two deliveries. Gill tried to play the ball from Hartley through the off-side but ended up getting caught at forward short leg by Ollie Pope. Social media was not happy with the batter at all as they criticised him for not living up to expectations in the recent past.

Here are some of the reactions:

Debutant spinner Tom Hartley took seven wickets as England pulled off a dramatic 28-run upset win over India on day four of the opening Test on Sunday.

Chasing 231 for victory, India were bowled out for 202 in the final over of an extended third session of play in Hyderabad, as Hartley got Mohammed Siraj stumped with his left-arm spin to trigger celebrations from the England camp.

Ollie Pope stood out with his 196 to bring England bouncing back from being 190 behind at the start of their second innings to lead the five-match series 1-0.

Hartley, who got his five-wicket haul after he bowled wicketkeeper-batsman K.S. Bharat, kept coming back to return figures of 7-62 and a match tally of nine wickets.

India came into the high-profile encounter as favourites on home soil, with an unbeaten Test series record since 2012 when Alastair Cook’s England beat them 2-1.

(With AFP Inputs)

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