Video: Ben Stokes’ Reaction To Shubman Gill’s Straight Six Off James Anderson Goes Viral

Video: Ben Stokes’ Reaction To Shubman Gill’s Straight Six Off James Anderson Goes Viral

Ben Stokes' reaction to Shubman Gill's six off James Anderson's bowling goes viral.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Friday, March 08, 2024, 04:38 PM IST
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Shubman Gill and James Anderson. | (Credits: Twitter)

Young Indian batter Shubman Gill took England bowlers to the cleaners on day 2 of the 5th Test in Dharamsala. However, the most attractive shot of the lot was against James Anderson as he smashed the veteran bowler for a straight six. It even impressed the visiting captain Ben Stokes as the video of the same went viral on social media.

The incident occurred in the 34th over of the day as Anderson bowled a good length delivery to which Gill stepped out and lofted it straight down the ground. The commentators were surprised by the shot and Stokes' expression said it all.

India in pole position to win the 5th Test in Dharamsala:

The home side started the day at 135-1, trailing only by 83 runs as Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed a quick-fire 57 on the previous day to give their side a good head start. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill played aggressively in the first session, adding 129 runs, thereby pushing India's lead to 46.

The Englishmen dismissed the two set batters in Rohit and Gill immediately after lunch. However, they didn't look anywhere near like getting on top of India and Devdutt Padikkal and Sarfaraz Khan pushed the lead to 158 by tea. While England have triggered a collapse currently, Rohit Sharma and co. have accumulated a lead of over 200.

England have a tall task ahead as the pitch keeps producing spin and variable bounce. The hosts lost the 1st Test in Hyderabad, but bounced back to deliver strong performances in the next three to emerge triumphant. An unlikely win for England in Dharamsala would mean India have lost 2 Tests in a home series for the first time since 2012.

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