Last Update on: August 20th, 2022 at 03:17 pm
Shubman Gill, a young batter, is enjoying himself immensely during India’s ongoing international tours. He made his comeback after a two-year hiatus during the recently finished ODIs against the West Indies.
The 22-year-old player justified his selection by finishing the three-match series with the most runs (205), averaging 102.50. He was unfortunate to miss out on his first ODI hundred in the third match, but thanks to some outstanding performances, he was also selected for the Zimbabwe tour.
On Thursday, during the first game of the series against Zimbabwe, Gill teamed up with partner Shikhar Dhawan to put together a game-winning 190-run stand for the first wicket.
He scored 82 runs off 72 deliveries, remaining unbeaten as India won by 10 wickets. While Dhawan was unbeaten on 81.
Shikhar Dhawan Is A Pretty Chill To Bat With- Shubman Gill
Gill discussed his early impressions of the ongoing international tours on Saturday. Speaking with Sony Sports Network in advance of the second Zimbabwe ODI in Harare, he acknowledged that the West Indies surfaces were challenging, but that constant support from Dhawan and guidance from head coach Rahul Dravid helped him get through them.
“It was all about getting experience in the middle and that was the talk with Rahul sir to spend as much time as possible. The surfaces in the West Indies were slightly difficult and I wanted to spend time and gain experience.
“He (Dhawan) is such a chill guy to bat with and we don’t talk much about cricket when batting in the middle. In white-ball cricket, you have to play fewer dot balls and that does not mean to hit every ball, you have to keep rotating strike.”
Rahul earlier chose to bowl first against the hosts after winning the toss. India currently has a 1-0 lead in the series. The series will be decided in their favour with a victory in the second ODI.
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