Shubman Gill joins the shameful club of MS Dhoni and Rahane, India loses T20I against Zimbabwe for the third time

The Indian youth team on the Zimbabwe tour had to face defeat in the first T20I. Zimbabwe defeated India by 13 runs in the match played in Harare. Due to this defeat, an embarrassing record was registered in the name of captain Shubman Gill. He became the third captain under whose captaincy India has lost a T20I match against Zimbabwe. Earlier, they had lost under the captaincy of Dhoni and Rahane.

Jul 7, 2024 - 11:38
Shubman Gill joins the shameful club of MS Dhoni and Rahane, India loses T20I against Zimbabwe for the third time

The Indian team has suffered its first defeat on the Zimbabwe tour. In the first T20 International match of the five-match series played in Harare, the host country defeated the guests. India had to face defeat by 13 runs. Due to this defeat, Shubman Gill's name has joined the club of former captains MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane.

Zimbabwe batted first and scored 115 runs in 20 overs, taking nine wickets. Clive remained unbeaten and achieved the highest score of 29. Indian bowlers delivered devastating deliveries. Ravi Bishnoi grabbed four wickets. Sundar collected two wickets. India was all out for 102 runs in 19.5 overs as they chased the markdown. Captain Shubman Gill contributed 31 runs.

Shubman Gill's name was associated with an unpleasant record following this defeat. Actually, India has lost a T20I match in Zimbabwe for the third time, with different captains each time. India and Zimbabwe have played a total of nine T20Is. India has won six occasions, while Zimbabwe has won three. Shubman Gill became the third captain under whose captaincy India lost the match.

For the first time, India lost against Zimbabwe in 2015 under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane. In that match, India had to face defeat by 10 runs. After this, the second defeat was faced under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In the T20I match played in 2016, India lost by just 2 runs. Both times, Zimbabwe won the match by batting first. The same thing happened the third time as well. Batted first and then defended the score.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer