The highly-talented batsman Shubman Gill is dejected after he had failed to impress the selectors despite slamming three half-centuries in the five-match unofficial series against Windies.
For the India ‘A’, the right-handed batsman had scored 218 runs against Windies. Thus, India won the day-long series 4-1 on the Caribbean soil.
“The West Indies team that we faced here in the series was very good. The pitches — especially in the first few one-dayers — were very tough to bat on. It was tough challenging cricket and it’s good that we managed to come out on top,” Gill told CricketNext.
The teenage sensation Gill had failed to make it any of India’s squad announced for the Windies tour. The chief selector of Team India MSK Prasad had revealed three India squads on Sunday (July 21). Prasad in his press conference recently added that Gill is one for the future.
Gill on the lesson during WIndies series:
Virat Kohli-led side will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two-match Test series against Windies which will commence from August 3 at Lauderhill in Florida.
Despite his excellent show for India ‘A’, Gill had to wait longer to have another go in the senior team.
“The biggest lesson that I have learned from my first West Indies tour is to try to curb my natural game depending on match condition. It’s important to block the good balls as well and remain at the crease for as long as possible. Person who is set at the crease needs to bat through the difficult period,” Gill observed.
The stylish batsman had already proved his mettle by playing a remarkable cricket in the domestic fold. He had done a decent job in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Besides, his brilliant run in the Ranji Trophy for Punjab had earned him accolades.
Shubman Gill is focused on his game:
Meanwhile, after being overlooked for the Team India, Gill had expressed disappointed. However, the optimistic batsman maintained it’s not the end of the road. He reiterated that he will give his best to impress the authority at the helm.
“I was waiting for the Indian senior team to be announced on Sunday. And I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads. I was disappointing not to get picked but I am not going to spend time thinking over it. I’ll keep scoring runs and performing to the best of my ability to impress the selectors,” Gill added.
Gill wants to convert the fifties into 100:
Gill, who is in a rich vein of form, had enjoyed the ‘fantastic series’. Known for learning the things at the earliest, Gill stated that he would have been happy if he has had converted those half-centuries into the triple-figure mark.
Besides, he added that he will learn from that Windies tour.
“It was a fantastic series for me and team as well since we won with a 4-1 margin. Personally, I would have liked to carry on and score at least a couple of hundreds in those fifties. But I will learn from this experience,” Gill said.
In 38 games for India ‘A’, Gill had garnered 1454 runs at an average of 44.55. All in all, Gill is in good stead to break into the national team soon.