Shubman Gill admits being disappointed: The rookie Indian batsman has expressed disappointment at not getting the nod for West Indies tour.
There is no hiding to the fact that India batsman Shubman Gill has it in him to be the next big thing in Indian cricket. However, at this point in time, Gill will have to wait to make a long-lasting impact at the highest level.
Having made his debut earlier this year, Gill failed in two opportunities he got in ODIs in New Zealand. Despite the setback, the 19-year old batsman continued to register significant performances.
In the recently concluded series between West Indies A and India A, Gill scored 218 runs in four unofficial ODIs at an average of 54.5 and a strike rate of 98.19 including three half-centuries to be declared the Player of the Series. Gill had also scored a century against Sri Lanka A back home last month.
Shubman Gill admits being disappointed
While there were a lot of murmurs regarding Gill getting selected for the upcoming tour of West Indies, not watching the same happen has let both Gill and his fans down. In a recent interview with cricketnext, Gill expressed his disappointment at not being selected despite consistent performances.
“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. It 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 was quoted as saying.
Brilliant series win and happy to have won the player of the tournament. Always proud to wear the blue of India 🇮🇳💙 pic.twitter.com/t1u7CouAqk
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) July 22, 2019
Furthermore, Gill admitted that he should have converted his half-centuries into hundreds but laid emphasis on learning from the experience. “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. The biggest lesson that I have learned from my first West Indies tour is to try to curb my natural game depending on the match condition,” Gill added.