On this day: Gill takes a blinder to dismiss Pakistan skipper


The complete phrase ‘Catches win you matches’ is just a saying but to be able to make runs with an extra bit of air lift by timing the jump to perfection to catch the ball in a safe pair of hands completes the true meaning of an emotion. In the game, once the batsman is set, he tries to loft the ball in search of boundaries but at times, he mistimes it and ends up getting out.

On this day: Gill takes a blinder to dismiss Pakistan skipper
Gill takes a gem of a running catch

Though the bowler gets the wicket he is overshadowed by the blinder taken by the fielder and that’s the beauty of cricket. On this day, in the year, 2018, during the second semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 between India and Pakistan, Indian vice-captain Shubman Gill snared a screamer to dismiss Pakistan skipper Hasan Khan.

Gill had his eyes on the ball and once it started to fall in his proximity, he moved in the opposite direction and took a running catch. This sums up the essential Shubman Gill for you! The eye-catching incident happened on the very first ball of Riyan Parag’s over. In a tense chase, needed 273 to win, Pakistan team were reeling at 45 for 6 when Hasan took on the opposition with an aim to clear the boundary.

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But he miscalculated the length and fell prey to the Riyan’s smart piece of bowling as the ball went straight up into the air in the extra-cover region. Shubman ran to chase the ball and dived full stretch to take an absolute peach of a catch.

Watch the video below:-

🗣"Brilliant catch, who is it? It's Mr. Gill" 😍#OnThisDay in 2018, Shubman Gill took this stunner 👌 to dismiss Pakistan's skipper in the #U19CWC semi-final 🇮🇳 🆚🇵🇰 #KorboLorboJeetbo 💜#Repost ICC – International Cricket Council ・・・A spectacular tumbling catch from over the shoulder by India's @shubmangill was voted yesterday's #U19CWC @Nissan Play of the Day!Watch the candidates and vote after each day of matches at icc-cricket.com/POTD! #cricket #under19 #india #worldcup #cricketworldcup #video #catch #stunner #lovecricket

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Shubman could make his debut against New Zealand in Kohli’s absence. “Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even ten percent of that when I was 19,” Kohli said after India’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third ODI at Bay Oval.

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