Former India batter Sunil Gavaskar made a stern remark on Shubman Gill during India's innings in the 3rd Test against Australia. Batting first, Shubman Gill looked confident at the start as he quickly moved to 21 before getting dismissed to Matthew Kuhnemann.
However, during the seventh over of the innings, Gill injured himself while diving to complete a risky single. The opener called the physio for first aid which surprisingly irked Gavaskar, who criticised the Indian opener for giving Australian bowlers a break.
The former Indian cricketer, who was on commentary alongside Matthew Hayden, said, " We're seeing a little bit of repair work for Shubman Gill. He had dived to make his crease but I tell you what. This could have waited. This could have waited till the end of the over. There is a fast bowler who is bowling - he has bowled four deliveries; it's hot - and you've given him a breather. Yes, you are hurt but wait for two more deliveries. Wait for the over to finish and get treated. You're at the non-striker's end, you're not at the striker's end. Simple things can make a difference".
In response, Matthew Hayden opined that the statements by Gavaskar were too "harsh".
"You're a harsh man, Sunny. That's a real stinger," Hayden responded.
"Yes, it is but listen you are playing for your country. Just two more deliveries. You're at the non-striker's. I can understand if you're taking strike and you've got that discomfort. And he's done that after two deliveries,” Gavaskar responded back.
Team India had no response to Australian spinners as the hosts got bundled out for just 109 runs in the first innings. All three Aussie spinners were among the wickets. While Matthew Kuhnemann picked 5, Nathon Lyon picked and Todd Murphy got 3 and 1 wicket, respectively.