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WATCH: Shubman Gill goes full superman mode to take stunning catch off Kuldeep Yadav

WATCH: Shubman Gill goes full superman mode to take stunning catch off Kuldeep Yadav

Duckett's dismissal stemmed from his frustration at having played a watchful innings with limited scoring opportunities.

India vs England 5th Test, Day 1: A sensational diving catch by Shubman Gill handed India the early advantage in the ongoing fifth Test against England at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.

Kuldeep Yadav draws first blood ft Shubman Gill

With England‘s score on 64, England opener Ben Duckett attempted to break free from the shackles of tight bowling by going after spinner Kuldeep Yadav. However, his attempt at a big shot backfired as he miscued a googly, sending the ball high in the air towards the cover region.

Shubman Gill, positioned at cover, showcased exceptional athleticism as he sprinted to his right, dived full length, and pouched the ball with both hands to send Ben Duckett back to the pavilion for 27 runs.

The dismissal, captured on video, has already gone viral, with fans praising Gill’s acrobatic effort.

Ben Duckett frustration leads to downfall

Duckett’s dismissal stemmed from his frustration at having played a watchful innings with limited scoring opportunities. He had previously survived a tentative encounter with Ravichandran Ashwin earlier in the day. However, his desire to accelerate against Kuldeep Yadav proved costly.

India Seize Initiative: IND vs ENG 5th Test

With the crucial wicket of Duckett, India have managed to grab the early initiative in the Test match. The dismissal keeps England under pressure and provides a much-needed boost for the Indian bowlers, especially Kuldeep Yadav, who has started the match with a wicket in his first over.

Ravichandran Ashwin yet to strike

While Kuldeep Yadav has drawn first blood, all eyes remain on Ravichandran Ashwin, who is playing his 100th Test match for India. The veteran spinner is yet to strike, as the crowd is roaring to witness him in this historic moment for his career.

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