WI vs IND: Shubman Gill gets out in a bizarre way after mistiming an attempted scoop shot
Shubman Gill scored 43 runs in the second ODI against the West Indies.
Updated - Jul 25, 2022 7:17 pm
In the last one-and-a-half decade or so, many batters have come up with innovative cricketing shots including the paddle scoop, switch hit, etc. Among them, there is a famous shot named the ‘Dilscoop’ which was introduced by the former Sri Lankan batting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan. This is a no-look shot which is played by going down on one knee and making an attempt to ensure that it successfully beats the wicketkeeper to find the boundary.
However, promising Indian batter Shubman Gill got this shot horribly wrong in the second One Day International against the West Indies at Port of Spain in Trinidad on Sunday, July 24. While he did make a good attempt at going for the Dilscoop, he could not execute it properly which led to his downfall.
Shubman Gill needlessly loses his wicket after a good start
This happened in the 16th over of India’s stiff run chase of 312. On the fourth delivery bowled by Kyle Mayers, the batter attempted to execute the premeditated ‘Dilscoop’. He tried to play this shot by shuffling across the stumps. Unfortunately for him, a lack of timing meant that it was an unsuccessful attempt as the ball went straight back to the bowler who made no mistake in completing a return catch as a dejected Gill stood in disbelief before taking a long walk back to the pavilion.
Watch Shubman Gill’s awkward dismissal here:
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This was a case of yet another wasted opportunity for Shubman Gill. The youngster needlessly ran himself out in the first game for a 53-ball 64 and even here he failed to capitalize after being well-set at the crease. He scored 43 runs off 49 balls including five fours and looked in great nick before this innovative shot cost him his wicket.
Even though India’s score read 66/2 after Gill’s dismissal, middle-order sensation Shreyas Iyer ensured that the visitors did not press the panic button from there on as he went on to score 63. He even got good support from wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson (54). Nonetheless, the star of the Indian run chase was Axar Patel who brilliantly held on to his nerves and came out on top scoring an unbeaten 64 off 35 deliveries as the Men in Blue crossed the finish line by two wickets in the final over to seal the ODI series.