Team India secured stunning series win in the three-match ODI bilateral contest against West Indies by winning first two matches. In the absence of senior players, Shikhar Dhawan surprised everyone by opting right-handed batter Shubman Gill for opening the innings despite the presence of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan in the camp.
Notably, Shubman Gill participated in the ODI series for the first time since the 2020 series against Australia but didn’t let that reflect on his game. The opening batter stitched a crucial 119-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan in the series opener and helped India to post 308-runs as target. Gill’s 64 off 53 deliveries came on the back of six fours and two maximums.
The 22-year-old continued his top-form in the white-ball format by scoring valuable 43 in 49 balls in the second game. While, Shubman Gill delivered back-to-back impressive performances in first two ODIs, the batter was not impressed with himself for not being able to convert good start into hundreds.
Ahead of the third and final ODI against West Indies, Gill admitted that he got a good start in both the games and was hitting the ball well, but he was furious with himself for not converting it into big scores. “After getting a good start, unfortunately I could not convert them into a hundred and I am angry with myself for that. My performance in first two innings were a huge confidence booster,” said Gill.
Adding further, Gill confessed that West Indies is a highly-competitive team and hailed hosts for putting up great fight in both the games. “They kept us on our toes. Both the wins didn’t come easily to us. West Indies was highly competitive and good performance against them was crucial for my own confidence,” he added.