IND v AUS 2023: WATCH- Rahul Dravid bats to give Shubman Gill slip-catching practice before Mumbai ODI

India plays Australia in a series of three ODIs with the first match being played in Mumbai.

Dravid used a baseball bat to give Gill some slip catching practice on spinners | BCCIIndian team head coach Rahul Dravid donned the gloves and India helmet once more as he prepped to give young Shubman Gill some catching practice in slips ahead of the first ODI against Australia which got underway in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Dravid was overseeing the fielding drills on the eve of the first ODI and was seen giving tips and help to Indian team members.

Later he was seen wearing a helmet and picking up a bat in hand as Shubman Gill readied himself for a slip-catching drill from the coach. Dravid was being thrown balls, which he deflected off his bat for Shubman Gill to catch showing great reflexes.

As expected, Dravid got his timing spot on as he edged them to perfection to make sure Gill had a solid workout. He was later seen using a baseball bat to give Gill slip catches while positioned for a spinner.

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BCCI shared the video of the same with the caption reading: “A perfect 'catch'-up ft. #TeamIndia Head Coach Rahul Dravid & @ShubmanGill ahead of Match Day

Meanwhile, India's stand-in captain for the first ODI, Hardik Pandya had confirmed that Shubman Gill will open the innings for India with Ishan Kishan in absence of Rohit Sharma, who is missing the first match owing to personal commitments.


By Jatin Sharma - 17 Mar, 2023

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