Wednesday, March 22, 2023

IND vs SL, 1st ODI: It feels good when your captain backs you, says Gill after 60-ball 70

Whilst he gathered confidence from captain Rohit Sharma’s assist, younger Indian opener Shubman Gill rued that he couldn’t convert his half-century into 100 on a batter-friendly observe within the first ODI towards Sri Lanka on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium right here on Tuesday.

Gill, who was lbw within the twentieth over after scoring 70 off 60 deliveries, was upset. “I did all the hard work to get going. I had almost 30 overs to bat. Obviously it was disappointing,” stated Gill.

“It feels good when your captain backs you. This was the conversation we had in the practice sessions. I look to play my natural game.”

Gill stated dew posed challenges for India whereas fielding second. “I don’t think bowling is a concern. We got them eight down on that pitch and there was dew as well. It was not easy to bowl. I think we bowled pretty well.

“It was difficult to field and catch the white ball. It’s like catching the ball with butter (smeared) on your hands.”

Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood stated his group let India get a superb begin however couldn’t do the identical.

Silverwood was delighted with centurion captain Dasun Shanaka’s nice show even in a shedding trigger.

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