Shubman Gill praised New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jameson and said that he did not expect that he would start getting reverse swing only after lunch on the first day (IND vs NZ Test Series). Gill was bowled by Jameson (Kyle Jamieson) after scoring 52 runs. He said that I think he bowled well in the first spell. He bowled well after lunch. Sometimes it is difficult to know when the ball will reverse swing and I did not think that reverse swing would start coming so soon.

He said, 'This is what happens in Test cricket. You have to assess the situation quickly. In this innings, I could not detect the ball that way. I did not expect the ball to reverse swing like this. He said, 'If you are playing two of the best spinners in the nets then it gets a lot of advantage. In such a situation, it helps to play in the crucial moments.

Expressed happiness on playing in front of fans

Shubman Gill praised Shreyas Iyer for handling the team after three wickets fell. He also looked happy even after playing after a long time in front of the audience. He said, 'Absolutely. It feels good that after such a long time playing in front of the audience. I have opened the innings for my state team, India A, and have played in the middle order as well. It is more a matter of mindset than technique.' He expressed happiness overplaying under the coaching of Rahul Dravid, under whose guidance he played during the early U-19 days of his career.

At the end of the first day's play, Team India has scored 258 runs for 4 wickets. Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja are playing with half-centuries. However, the team lost on the score of 145 runs for 4 wickets. Kyle Jameson took 3 wickets. Tim Southee got a wicket. So far the spin bowlers have not been able to take a single wicket.