Shubman Gill, one of India’s most talented openers, reminisced about his childhood spent watching Virat Kohli bat and showered appreciation on the former India captain for his ability to turn strong beginnings into influential innings.
According to the young man, who is 23, Virat’s knocks are a demonstration of how to properly construct an inning.
At the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, where the match was being played, he made these remarks after the first innings of the match versus Sri Lanka had been completed.
“It is incredible to see what he is capable of doing. I have seen him develop throughout the years, and it blows my mind to see how far he has come.
When we first begin, one of the first things we learn is how to turn one dollar into a hundred dollars, and then how to turn those hundreds into 150-160 dollars “according to Gill.
The batsman was asked about his outstanding performance in the third One-Day International (ODI), and he revealed that his game plan was to get his eyes in early and get a hold of the pitch. In addition to this, he claimed that batting behind veterans such as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli is simple.
“It’s a great feeling whenever you can turn a small beginning into a significant one. We weren’t aiming for anything specific; we were just trying to get a feel for how the pitch would work.
The odd ball was staying rather still, and there was very little spin on it. It is not necessary for you to put forth a lot of effort when you are batting beside Rohit or Virat.
We were discussing aiming at the bowlers and looking to score after the first three overs of the game “represented by the person holding the right hand
India demolished a naive Sri Lanka with a record 317-run triumph in the third One-Day International to sweep the series in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Coming into the match, Virat Kohli lit up the dead rubber with an amazing 166 not out. This was his third century in four innings.
Before Kohli (166 not out off 110) powered India to a daunting 390 for five with his 74th international hundred and 46th in the 50-over format, Skipper Rohit Sharma (42 off 49) and Shubman Gill (116 off 97) exchanged a smooth 95-run opening stand.
Mohammad Siraj’s high-quality quick bowling was enough to take down Sri Lanka, and he did it within the first ten overs of the match. This effectively ended the match and eliminated the competition. The gap between the two teams was highlighted by the fact that Sri Lanka was bowled out for a paltry 73 runs in 22 overs.