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Shraddha Kapoor gives funny take on Shubman Gill’s controversial dismissal in 2023 WTC final

India lost the WTC 2023 final against Australia.
Shraddha Kapoor and Shubman Gill
Shraddha Kapoor and Shubman Gill (Source: Twitter)

India ended up losing the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval to Australia by 209 runs. Australia were better than India in all facets of the game as the Men in Blue were bowled out for 234 in the first session on the morning of Day 5 after being 179-3 at one stage in the second innings. Meanwhile what made a significant highlight in the game was Shubman Gill’s controversial dismissal.

In happened in the second innings, Gill was batting on 18 off 19 balls with two fours when Scott Boland used all his might and bowled a good length ball around the off stump. Gill went towards the ball to defend it but the ball rose and took the shoulder of the bat and it flew to Cameron Green at gully. The ball flew very low to his left, but he showed very sharp reflexes to take the catch. The decision when made bemused many including Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor.

India could not chase down the target of 444 runs which was set by Australia

She took to her Instagram story where she could be seen using her outstretched hand to give out almonds to umpire Richard Kettleborough. In India, it is believed that almonds help to make one’s brain more sharper when eaten and Kapoor was seen using that reference to the umpire.  Notably, Kettleborough received huge boos from a packed crowd at the Oval when he had come to collect his umpire’s medal on Day 5 when the match concluded.

Here is the Instagram Story:

India had some ascendancy during the initial phases of the WTC final after Australia were reduced to 76-3 at one stage in the first innings. Then Australia took charge of the proceedings courtesy of a 285-run stand between Steven Smith and Travis Head. India did not give a good account of themselves in the first innings as they could only score 296. This gave the Kangaroos a 173-run lead.

In the second innings, Australia declared at 270-8 and set India a target of 444 to win. In comparison to the first innings, The Indian batting could not hold the fort in the second innings as they played unwarranted shots and got out in a heap. India have lost the WTC finals twice in as many appearances.

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