India vs Australia: Marnus Labuschagne and Shubman Gill engaged in some pleasant banter.© Cricket.com.au/Twitter
Marnus Labuschagne engaged in some pleasant banter with Shubman Gill throughout India’s first innings of the third Test in Sydney on Friday. After Australia posted 338 of their first, Gill and Rohit Sharma opened the batting for India. In the third over of the innings, Labuschagne, fielding at one of many close-in positions casually requested Gill about his favorite participant. “Who is your favourite player?” requested Labuschagne. Gill, to not be drawn into the banter, replied plaintively: “I’ll tell you after the match.” Not to be put down simply, Labuschagne enquired additional as to who was Gill’s favorite participant. “Sachin (Tendulkar)?” “Virat (Kohli)?” have been a few of Labuschagne’s guesses.
Marnus simply desires to know who Gill’s favorite participant is! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/VvW7MixbQR
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 8, 2021
The banter made for good viewing however could not dent Gill’s focus.
Labuschagne, a top-order batsman for Australia, has performed 16 Tests and scored 1588 runs at 58.81 since making his debut in 2018.
He has 4 centuries and one double-century to his identify along with eight fifties.
Gill has a stellar first-class file as he averages 69.11 from 24 matches. He has scored 2350 runs with seven centuries and 11 fifties.
The four-match Test collection is tied 1-1 after Australia and India received one every of the primary two video games.
Australia beat India by eight wickets within the day-night Test in Adelaide the place India suffered the ignominy of their lowest-ever Test whole of 36.
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