- Shubman Gill was dismissed for 52 off Kyle Jamieson.
- Kyle Jamieson took 3 wickets on the first day.
- India scored 258 for the loss of 4 wickets on the first day of the Kanpur Test.
Kanpur. Indian batsman Shubman Gill has heaped praise on New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, saying he did not expect him to start getting reverse swing just after lunch on the first day of the first Test. Gill was dismissed for 52 off Jamieson’s delivery.
“I think he bowled well in the first spell. He bowled really well after lunch. Sometimes it is difficult to know when the ball will reverse swing and I didn’t think reverse swing would start coming so soon. You have to assess the situation quickly. In this innings, I could not detect the ball that way. I didn’t expect the ball to reverse swing like this.
He faced New Zealand spinners Aijaz Patel and Will Somerville brilliantly and credited Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for playing in the nets. “If you’re playing two of the best spinners in the nets, it’s a big advantage. In such a situation, it helps to play in the crucial moments.” Gill praised Shreyas Iyer for handling the situation after three wickets fell. He looked happy even after playing in front of the audience after a long time.
He said, “Absolutely. It feels good to have played in front of the audience after so long. I have opened the innings for my state team, India A and have played in the middle order as well. It is more a matter of mindset than technique.” He expressed happiness over playing under the guidance of Rahul Dravid under whom he played in the early Under-19 days of his career.
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