Shubman Gill hammers Shaheen Afridi to spark meme fest during blockbuster IND vs PAK Asia Cup clash

By, New Delhi
Sep 11, 2023 06:30 AM IST

Shubman Gill played a sublime knock against Shaheen Afridi-starrer Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup.

Before rain halted the play in the action-packed Asia Cup 2023 encounter between India and Pakistan, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill put on a show for the Men In Blue during the third game of the Super Four stage of the continental tournament. Launching an all-out attack on the Pakistani bowlers, openers Rohit and Gill gave India a promising start by plundering 38 runs in the first powerplay at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Shubman Gill scored a quick-fire half-century against Pakistan(AP-ANI)
Shubman Gill scored a quick-fire half-century against Pakistan(AP-ANI)

Opener Gill had a forgetful outing against Pakistan in the group stage of the Asia Cup 2023 which was abandoned due to rain. Making amends in the second meeting between the two arch-rivals at the Asia Cup 2023, opener Gill played a stroke-filled knock against Babar Azam's men in the Super 4 showdown. Gill's batting exploits against Afridi and Co. in the rain-marred contest has sparked a meme fest on social media.

We're now on WhatsApp. Click to join.

ALSO READ: 'Even Sachin had to suffer for 20 years': Akhtar's honest admission on Kohli, Rohit as India meet Pakistan in Asia Cup

Talking about Gill's batting onslaught against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023, the Indian opener is the first batter to hit six boundaries against Afridi in a 50-over contest. Opener Gill creamed three boundaries in Afridi's 5th over that went for 13 runs. After pacer Naseem Shah unnerved skipper Rohit with a maiden over, Gill started the 8th over with a boundary.

ALSO READ: India vs Pakistan Live Score, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4: Covers coming off after rain stops in Colombo

Welcoming Pakistan's Shadab Khan into the attack, Gill completed his half-century on the third ball of the over before Rohit took the aerial route and scored 16 runs in the final three balls. Opener Gill completed his 8th half-century in just 37 balls. The swashbuckling batter smashed 58 off 52 balls in the third match of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. Rohit and Gill put on 121 runs for the opening wicket before Shadab and Shaheen removed the openers.

Catch all the Latest Cricket News, Live Cricket Score and India vs Australia match updates along with Cricket Schedule and other related updates on Hindustan Times Website and APPs

    At HT Sports Desk, passionate reporters work round the clock to provide detailed updates from the world of sports. Expect nuanced match reports, previews,reviews, technical analysis based on statistics, the latest social media trends, expert opinions on cricket, football, tennis, badminton, hockey,motorsports, wrestling, boxing, shooting, athletics and much more.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals