Former India circketer Yuvraj Singh has come in support of Shubman Gill who was fined 100 percent of his match fees for showing dissent.
“I was there at the ground during the match. He never abused anyone. He just questioned the decision. Sometimes batsmen do that,” Yuvraj told Hindustan Times on Friday.
Gill was given out by the on-field umpires during the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Punjab in Mohali and the right-handed batsman subsequently argued with the officials and stayed at the crease.
The decision was eventually overturned. Delhi batsman Dhruv Shorey was also fined 50 percent of his fees from the match “for violating the BCCI’s code of conduct with gross misbehavior.”
Former skipper Bishan Singh Bedi had also criticised Gill for his behaviour. “This kind of rowdy behaviour by anyone is unpardonable, least of all by proposed Captain of India A,” Bedi wrote on his Twitter handle. He eventually scored 23 before getting out to Simarjeet Singh.