IPL 2020: WATCH - "We had a bet!" Shubman Gill says about his on-field battle with Abhishek Sharma

Shubman was the Man of the Match in KKR's win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Shubman Gill | IANS

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 7 wickets to register their first victory of IPL 2020. During the clash between KKR and SRH, there was a mini-battle going on between Shubman Gill and Abhishek Sharma.

Both the cricketers have played together for the India U-19 team and they are also part of Punjab's domestic team. Gill revealed there was a bet between him and Abhishek which he won.

Gill scored 70* off 62 deliveries and was picked as the Man of the Match for his knock. He smashed Abhishek for a six during the 17th over of the match. The SRH all-rounder conceded 11 runs, with Shubman getting nine of them.

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“Abhishek and I had been practicing together for the last two months and we had placed a bet than on who would dominate the other during the match.

“During practice matches, he had dismissed me 2-3 times as well. I didn’t think he would come to bowl during Saturday’s match, but when he did, I had it in my mind that I need to hit at least one sixer of his over.”, said Gill.

 

 
 

By Sihyeu Singh - 28 Sep, 2020

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