After a long run drought for the last 12 innings, Shubman Gill responded in top-class fashion, scoring his first-ever century batting at No. 3 for India and third overall in the format during the India vs England 2nd test. But, he was disappointed when he was dismissed for 104. He later revealed that his father might be not happy him as he threw away his wicket with a poor shot.
Against the full delivery outside off from Shoaib Bashir, Gill played a reverse sweep and ended up missing it as the ball lobbed off the gloves and England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes grabbed it. The umpire wasn't convinced but he had to overturn the decision after England took a review.
Speaking to former India head coach Ravi Shastri about the dismissal, Gill revealed that he would get to know about his father's reaction to that dismissal after reaching the hotel.
"I'll get to know once I get back to the hotel but I think so. He comes for most of my games, there's no such pressure,"
Gill survived twice on his way to complete the century. The first happened when he was batting on 4. The umpire raised his finger for an LBW appeal but Shreyas Iyer suggested Gill to go for the review and he survived. The other one happened five deliveries later when the umpire's call saved him from another lbw scare. Gill's 104 helped India set a target of 399 runs in the India vs England 2nd test before England scored 67, losing the wicket of Ben Duckett.
"Very pleased but I left a bit out there, to be honest. For the first one, I didn't feel. Shreyas told me to take it in case it's the umpire's call. I saw the point fielder go there and I thought it was a percentage shot," Gill told Shastri.