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Only going to show us drizzles? Rahul Dravid on what Shubman Gill’s dad said when batter didn’t get big scores

Rahul Dravid has opened up on Shubman Gill’s father’s comments when the young batter was failing to get big scores after getting starts. Gill admitted that his father wouldn’t be too pleased with his 112 in the third ODI against New Zealand.

In Short

  • Gill scored 360 runs in the series against New Zealand, which included a double hundred
  • Dravid revealed how Gill’s father wasn’t pleased with his son not converting his starts into big scores
  • Gill revealed that his father wouldn’t have been too pleased with his 112 on Tuesday

PosterGuy: India coach Rahul Dravid has opened up on what Shubman Gill’s father was telling the 23-year-old when the young batter was failing to convert his scores into big hundreds.

Gill has been in scintillating form in ODI cricket and he put the New Zealand bowlers to the sword in the three-match series. The 23-year-old started things off with a double hundred in the first ODI and capped things off with another hundred in Indore on Tuesday.

However, Dravid revealed that Gill’s father wasn’t fully pleased with the young batter when he was failing to get big scores. Speaking to the BCCI’s official website, the India coach said that Gill’s father asked the batter if he was only going to show drizzles and not some rain and thunderstorm. Dravid then told Gill that he and his father would have been proud with his stellar run at the moment.

“So when Shubman was scoring a lot of fifties and sixties and batting well, but not really converting them into big hundreds, I think his father had said, ‘Shubman are you only going to show us drizzles or are you actually going to show us some rain and some thunderstorms.”

“I think his father will be glad that over the last month or so, what you have done is you really made it rain. So, well done. It must make you and your dad really proud,” said Dravid.

Gill, however, went on to say that his father wouldn’t be too happy with his 112 in the third ODI against New Zealand as he would have wanted the 23-year-old to carry on a get a big score.

“Yeah, I don’t think he will be too happy about this game. He would definitely tell me to, I would have carried on, I should have carried on in this game and looked to have got another big score in this one,” said Gill.

Dravid had a laugh after hearing it and said that Gill is in safe hands as his dad will push him.

“Hard task master your dad man! If we don’t push you, he will. So you’re in good hands,” said Dravid.

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