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India did not play well: Shubman Gill disappointed after Zimbabwe beat India
By SMCS - Jul 7, 2024 7:00 am
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India captain Shubman Gill was disappointed after Zimbabwe beat India in a low-scoring affair and handing them their first T20I defeat of 2024 in Harare as well. Gill showed his disappointment in the post-match presentation, saying that while his team bowled well, their fielding let them down. Gill also praised Washington Sundar’s crucial effort but concluded that the team failed to perform collectively as well.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

“We bowled pretty well, we let ourselves down in the field. We were not up to standard and everyone looked a bit rusty. We spoke about taking time and enjoying our batting but it didn’t pan out that way,” Shubman Gill said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

“Halfway through we had lost 5 wickets, would’ve been best for us if I stayed there till the end, very disappointed with the way I got out and the rest of the match panned out. There was a bit of hope for us but when you’re chasing 115 and your no.10 batter is out there, you know something is wrong,” Gill further added.

After the game, Clive Madande said: “Just wanted to play throughout the innings, tried to get as many as we could. Tried to protect my partner, ended up getting 115 which was okay on this wicket. Told him (Chatara) simple things, I tried to let him play just 2 balls in an over. We told the boys to give it our all and to give our 100% no matter what.”

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Sikandar Raza who won the Player of the Match said after the win: “Feel really happy about the win. Need to take one game at a time. The job is not done, series is not over. World champions play like world champions so we need to be ready for the next game. This isn’t a wicket where you get bowled out for 115. Credit to the bowlers of both sides. Clearly an indication we need to up our skills. I said I don’t care about the result as long as we could be true to the crowd and changing room, we had our plans, we stuck to it and we backed our guys. Our catching and ground fielding was amazing but we did make some errors, shows there’s room for improvement. We knew the fans would lift us up and give us energy, credit to them, it helped us.”