India will take on West Indies in a 2-match Test series, starting from July 12th. It is the start of the new cycle of the World Test Championship. India would be keen to try out a few new aspects in this competition. On that note, here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Rohit Sharma confirmed Gill will bat at No.3 in West Indies Test Series.
Rohit Sharma confirms Gill will bat at No.3
For the Test series, Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped. This decision was taken after the player’s poor outing in the recent WTC Final. The likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal were selected for the squad. Hence, there was suspense as to who would operate at No.3 for Team India.
Ahead of the first game in Dominica, Rohit Sharma confirmed in the press conference that it would be Shubman Gill who will bat at No.3. It was a key decision because Gill is considered the future of Indian cricket. The No.3 role is an important spot and the batter playing here might have to control the batting innings for the side. Hence, this announcement by Rohit met with a lot of reactions on social media.
Twitter reacts to the decision by Team India
Many felt that Gill would bat at No.5 in this series. A lot of experts felt that this role would better suit the strengths of Gill. However, it is at No.3 that Gill will play. This will be a challenge for him. If he does well, it will help India in the long run. Meanwhile, there were many reactions on social media. A few even said that since Gill would do well, it could mean the end of the road for Pujara. Here is how Twitter reacted to the decision by the management to have Gill at No.3:
The way i read it, this is bad news for Pujara.
because if Gill is the proverbial "future of Indian cricket", he is bound to get a long rope at #3Advertisement
Pujara unlike Rahane might not have any further role to play in Indian cricket https://t.co/vckhrFTbm1
— CricketSize (@CricketSize) July 11, 2023
— Saresh🇮🇳 (@CricSar) July 11, 2023
Honestly, I would prefer Gill to bat at 5 cuz it suits him better but 3 is also good. https://t.co/kk9fdNpOtl
— Hriday (Fan-Account) (@Hriday1812) July 11, 2023
Finally gill is playing in his position 🙏
Hope he continues to bat at 3 in limited balls also https://t.co/MFoNprIPvs
— Shailesh (@ShaileshSRI2002) July 11, 2023
— Krish (@KrishK74) July 11, 2023
Rare Ws https://t.co/S5u5KBAawD
— Elijah Impey 😾 (@BreatheRaina) July 11, 2023
Gill at 3 ☠️☠️
Will make him permanent if he performs
— . (@Hakunamatata474) July 11, 2023Advertisement