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'I Took An Injection Before Coming Out To Bat' - Shubman Gill On Scoring His Ton at Vizag

image-lsa6fve3Shubman Gill (AP)

Shubman Gill's stunning performance in the second Test against England not only showcased his talent but also unveiled a tale of resilience and determination. 

After a remarkable innings of 104 runs off 147 balls, Gill revealed that he had battled through finger pain, having taken an injection to alleviate the discomfort. This revelation adds another layer to his remarkable feat, underscoring his commitment to the team's cause.

Here's what he said:

“I took an injection before coming out to bat in the 2nd innings because of getting hit on the fingers.” My father told me ‘you’ve missed out on a big century’. I said I agree Papa. Thank God he let me come out of the hotel today.”

Transitioning to the crucial number 3 position, Gill faced immense pressure, especially following India's disappointing loss in the World Test Championship final. His decision to step into this role, allowing Yashasvi Jaiswal to open alongside Rohit Sharma, exemplifies his selflessness and team spirit.

Despite initial struggles in the number 3 slot, Gill persisted, overcoming technical flaws and doubts to deliver a stellar performance when it mattered most. His journey is a testament to perseverance, backed by the unwavering support of coach Rahul Dravid.

As Gill's innings propelled India to a formidable target of 399, it not only secured a crucial victory but also reaffirmed his place in the team. He will next be seen in action at Rajkot on March 15 where India takes on Ben Stokes and Co. for the third test.