Following Shubman Gill’s dismissal for a duck, a viral video captures captain Rohit Sharma’s visibly disheartened reaction, highlighting the raw emotions of the moment.

Shubman Gill’s luck took a downturn in Rajkot during the third Test against England, leaving captain Rohit Sharma visibly disheartened. India faced a shaky start, stumbling to 33/3 after choosing to bat first. However, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja turned the tide with a resilient unbeaten century partnership, steering India back on track.

Shubman Gill’s journey in the Test arena has been a rollercoaster, marked by highs and lows. In the last game against England in Visakhapatnam, Gill rose to the occasion, notching up his third Test century—a crucial milestone in his career given his previous struggles, having averaged less than 25 before that innings. However, his fortunes took a sharp turn in the third Test at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

The return of tearaway pacer Mark Wood to England’s lineup proved ominous for the Indian youngsters, as both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Gill fell victim to his fiery pace. Gill, in particular, found himself grappling with Wood’s sheer speed, leading to uncertainty in his technique and footwork. Wood’s delivery induced an edge from Gill, resulting in a disappointing 9-ball duck for the Indian No.3 batter. Skipper Rohit Sharma’s visible disappointment mirrored the team’s frustration, as India lost two wickets early on, with just 24 runs on the board.

However, amidst the early setbacks, Rohit Sharma and local hero Ravindra Jadeja steadied the ship with a resilient partnership, guiding India to a comfortable position with an unbeaten century stand. While Jadeja reached his fifty, Rohit Sharma’s masterclass at the crease not only defied England’s bowling attack but also saw him inch closer to his 11th Test century, breaking a few records along the way.

Although England’s initial burst, led by Wood, hinted at challenges for the Indian batsmen, especially against their inexperienced spin attack, Rohit and Jadeja’s dominance gradually tilted the scales in India’s favour. Opting to bat first on what the captain described as the best track of the series so far, India capitalized on the opportunity to assert their dominance, despite the early setbacks.

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