Facing Ashwin, Jadeja in nets has helped me negotiate spin well: Shubman Gill

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Nov 25, 2:04 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter/BCCI
Photo Credits: Twitter/BCCI

India batter Shubman Gill had a decent outing on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur on Thursday after he notched up a fifty during the course. While Gill struck a half-century, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped a three-wicket haul. 

Hailing Jamieson’s bowling, Gill admitted that the fast bowler bowled in good areas especially in the first spell. 

"I think he (Jamieson) bowled pretty well today especially in the first spell, he bowled pretty good areas to me and after lunch, the whole spell that he bowled was top notch," Gill said after the end of day's play.

Talking about negotiating the spin, the right-handed batsman said that facing R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the nets has helped in doing the same. 

"If you are already playing two of the best spinners in nets, especially in India, it does help, because if you try to negotiate them, you have a much better chance of going in the middle of the match and trying to handle those crucial periods of time."

India ended the day’s proceedings at 258/4 with Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten at the crease. Iyer who is making his Test debut in this game was not out for 75 at the end of the play while Jadeja was batting at 50 when the stumps were called on. 

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