India’s Shubman Gill has admitted that he is frustrated with himself for throwing away two good starts in the first two ODIs against West Indies in the ongoing three-match series.
Gill got off to strong starts in the first two matches against West Indies (Courtesy: AP)
- Gill was unable to convert his good starts into a big score in the first two ODIs
- The 22-year-old hopes he can score a big one in the final ODI
- Gill said that batting alongside Dhawan up top is a great experience
Indian batter Shubman Gill has claimed that he is angry with himself for failing to convert the good starts he got in the first two ODIs against West Indies into a hundred.
Gill opened the innings with Shikhar Dhawan in both games and looked set to reach the three-figure mark with relative ease. However, poor decision making cost him as he ended up throwing his wickets away.
Ahead of the third match, as quoted by News 18, the right-handed batter said that he is aware of the fact that he could have converted one or both of those innings into a big score and was frustrated with himself for giving away his wicket cheaply.
“After getting those starts, unfortunately, I couldn’t convert them into a hundred and I am angry with myself for that,” said Gill.
Gill, however, went on to say that the two innings against West Indies were a great confidence booster for him and hopefully he will go big in the third match on Wednesday.
“They were a huge confidence booster. West Indies are a good team and we posted two good totals, one while batting first and the other while chasing. Hopefully, I will go big in the third match. The kind of starts I have been getting, I will aim to convert those into big innings,” said Gill.
The 22-year-old also said that being asked to open the innings gave him a lot of confidence. He also said that batting alongside Shikhar Dhawan is a great experience and the right-handed batter is looking to learn from his opening partner.
“(Asking to open) gave me a lot of confidence. To be given to play a game for India, especially at the international level, feels good. It was important for me to pay that trust back and I was happy to contribute to the team’s cause. Opening the batting alongside Shikhar has been great. He has so much experience, has played all over the world and I get to learn a lot,” said Gill.
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