This happened during the 17th match of the tournament, where India was playing against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
This event took place during the second part of the match in the seventh over when Shubman Gill was batting. Gill had already scored a boundary in the second over to open his account.
Gill faced some difficulties and couldn’t find his rhythm for a couple of overs. In the 7th over, he attempted to be more aggressive by moving down the pitch, but his shot didn’t go as planned.
He got a slight edge on the ball, causing it to fly over the slip fielder and reach the boundary. This bold attempt by Gill brought a smile to Sara Tendulkar’s face in the stands, and she clapped cheerfully.
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Shubman Gill got out shortly after achieving his first half-century in the World Cup
Bangladesh decided to bat first after winning the toss and posted a competitive total of 256/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Litton Das (66), Tanzid Hasan (51), Mahmudullah (46), and Mushfiqur Rahim (38) made significant contributions with the bat for Bangladesh.
In reply, Team India made a strong start as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill began their innings with a couple of boundaries. Rohit, who has been in excellent form in the tournament, continued his run-scoring spree with some splendid strokes against the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Shubman Gill initially faced some difficulty scoring runs during the early part of the innings. He struggled to find the gaps in the field during the middle of the first powerplay.
However, he started to play more aggressively and broke free by hitting a boundary off Hasan Mahmud in the 7th over. Gill further accelerated his innings by hitting two sixes off Nasum Ahmed in the 10th over, getting into a good batting rhythm.
Rohit Sharma, who had scored 48 runs, was dismissed in the 13th over while attempting to hit a short delivery for a six, missing out on a half-century. Gill, on the other hand, reached his maiden half-century but was also sent back to the pavilion in the 20th over.