Watch: Sara Tendulkar celebrates from stands after Shubman Gill smashes a four against Bangladesh in Pune
Indian opener Shubman Gill scored his 6th ODI half-century in the year 2023.
Indian opener Shubman Gill looked in great touch against Bangladesh at MCA Stadium in Pune, and he provided a great opening stand along with captain Rohit Sharma. Team India needed 257 runs to remain unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Shubman Gill looked comfortable against Bangladesh’s bowling line-up and played a few magnificent, crisp shots. There was also a special guest cheering for Indian opener, who went on to score 53 runs.
Shubman Gill’s rumored girlfriend Sara Tendulkar was also present in the stands to witness the India vs Bangladesh encounter as well as to cheer for Shubman Gill. During the 7th over, the camera spotted Sara Tendulkar clapping after Shubman Gill played a down-the-ground shot for a boundary against Bangladesh pace bowler Hasan Mahmud. Gill smashed his sixth ODI fifty in 2023 and continued his good run of form as an opener.
Shubman Gill-Rohit Sharma smashed Bangladesh bowlers
Shubman Gill perished after scoring 53 runs in 55 balls with five fours and two sixes. Shubman Gill started cautiously when Rohit Sharma was getting boundaries at ease, but later, after Rohit’s dismissal, Gill picked up the pace and went aggressive against bowlers. He was caught at the long boundary line by Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah took a brilliant running catch to dismiss Shubman Gill and provide Bangladesh with their second breakthrough.
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Indian captain Rohit Sharma once again had a blistering start to his innings and went on to score 48 runs in 40 deliveries with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Everyone is surprised at Rohit’s aggressive starts against bowlers. Earlier, he used to take a few overs to set his pace for the innings, now in the World Cup 2023, he is approaching differently and trying to score boundaries from the first ball.
Batting first, Bangladesh had posted 256 runs in 50 overs. Their openers had a wonderful stand of 93 runs in 15 overs, where Tanzid Hasan (51) and Litton Das (66) scored a half-century. Later on, Mushfiqur Rahim (38) and Mahmudullah (46) contributed to their tally. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah had a wonderful outing in Pune, as he picked up two crucial wickets in his 10 overs. Bumrah dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah in his final spell.