After the Kolkata ODI against Sri Lanka, Shubman Gill was disappointed with his failure of making the starts count. Since then, Gill has played in four ODIs and scored three centuries. On Tuesday, January 24, Gill scored his fourth ODI ton, also his second in the ODI series against New Zealand. In three matches, Gill managed to score as many as 360 runs at an average of 180 and a strike rate of 128.57 with a top score of 208.
Shubman Gill also managed to equal the record of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam of the most runs in a bilateral three-match ODI series. On the back of his performance, the 23-year-old Gill was also named the Player of the Series after India whitewashed New Zealand.
Elaborating on the same, as per the quotes in India Today, during the post-match presentation ceremony, Shubman Gill said, “Feels nice when you perform well. It’s satisfying. I’ve not changed my approach much. I look to convert those starts into big ones, to express myself.”
In 21 ODIs thus far, Gill has scored 1254 runs at an average of 73.76 with four centuries. Since his initial failures on the tour of New Zealand in 2019, the right-handed batter has averaged 82.53 in 19 matches.
After the batters put up 386 on the board, India bowled the Kiwis got bundled to for 295 in 41.2 overs. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav picked up three wickets apiece for the Men in Blue. Gill also lauded the bowlers for picking up wickets at the right times.
Talking about the same, Shubman Gill said, “I try to play according to the situation and conditions, not looking at my score. Our bowlers did a good job and bowled really well on this wicket because at one point it looked like it could go either way.”