Shubman Gill smashed 116 runs within the third ODI© AFP
India’s star opener Shubman Gill reminisced about his growing-up days watching Virat bat and heaped praises on the previous India captain for changing his begins into impactful innings. The 23-year-old mentioned that Virat’s knocks are a masterclass on how you can assemble an inning. He mentioned this whereas talking after the completion of the primary inning towards Sri Lanka on the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
“It is amazing to see what he does. I watched him growing up and it is incredible to see what he does. Once you get a start how to convert it into a hundred and how to convert those hundreds into 150-160 is a lesson we learn,” said Gill.
Reflecting on his good knock within the third ODI the batter talked about that his sport plan was to get his eyes in early and get a cling of the wicket. He additionally said that batting with stalwarts like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli is simple.
“Always feels good to convert a start into a big one. We were not looking at any target and were just trying to see how the pitch plays. The odd ball was keeping low and there was not much spin. When you are batting with Rohit or Virat, you don’t have to do much. We were talking about targeting the bowlers and looking to score after the first three overs,” expressed the right-hander.
Coming to the match, Virat Kohli lit up the useless rubber with an epic 166 not out, his third century in 4 innings, as India annihilated a clueless Sri Lanka with a file 317-run win within the third ODI to brush the collection in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma (42 off 49) and Shubman Gill (116 off 97) shared a fluent 95-run opening partnership earlier than Kohli (166 not out off 110) propelled India to a frightening 390 for 5 along with his 74th worldwide hundred and forty sixth within the 50-over format.
Sri Lanka succumbed to the prime quality quick bowling of Mohammad Siraj who struck 4 occasions inside the ten overs to close the door on the opposition. Sri Lanka had been all out for a meagre 73 in 22 overs, highlighting the gulf between the 2 groups.
(With PTI Inputs)
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