“Gill visited Vizag and simply displayed the extraordinary character that the young man possesses.” How amazing of a player,” AB de Villiers exclaimed.
In the second Test of their current five-game Test series against England, Team India performed admirably. The team captained by Rohit Sharma turned things around in Vizag after losing the opening Test to tie the series.
Shubman Gill was one of the game’s shining stars; with 104 runs in 147 deliveries, he made sure that India set a lofty goal for England to pursue. It’s important to remember that the 24-year-old was the target of harsh criticism following some of his worse performances.
Gill’s stroke pleased former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers, who praised him as a “incredible player” despite having to perform under duress. De Villiers said that Gill’s potential is evident in his knock.
“Gill visited Vizag and simply displayed the extraordinary character that the young man possesses.” What a fantastic athlete. It only goes to show you how talented he is; I’m not sure if he’s improved his technique or anything. AB de Villiers posted on his YouTube channel, “That was a telling hundred in the second innings of a big Test match and let me tell you, that was the difference between the two sides.”
Ben Stokes was understandably a little miffed: AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers also discussed the contentious LBW dismissal of English batsman Zak Crawley. Following a brief period during which many people believed that the DRS erred in dismissing Crawley, the former South Africa batsman stated that Ben Stokes’ anger was reasonable.
“After giving it a closer look, I believe it is not striking the leg stump (Crawley LBW). The umpire’s call would ultimately depend on whether it simply clipped or touched the outside of the leg stump.