Yuvraj told me “When you’re set, look to bat through” Shubman Gill


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Indian batsman Shubman Gill who was the star performer of the Zimbabwe tour talked about how Yuvraj Singh told him to bat once he’s well set. Shubman Gill scored 82 runs in the first game, 33 runs in the second game, and 130 runs in the third game. His century gave India a boost and won the final game by 13 runs. India won all the three ODIs of the tour.

Shubman Gill said in a video uploaded by the BCCI. “I just met him before coming to Zimbabwe and he just told me that you’re batting well and just go there and when you’re set, look to bat through. I was telling him ‘100 Nahi aa Raha’ (I’m not getting to century). And his reply was ‘don’t worry, it’ll come.’”

Shubman Gill was almost close to scoring his century against the West Indies. He scored 98 runs before having to end his innings due to the unfavorable weather conditions. With his 130 runs against Zimbabwe, Gill became the third youngest player to get an ODI century. Yuvraj Singh ranks second and Virat Kohli ranks first.

“It was a good wicket to bat on, I got your company, and luck was in my favor and it was important for me to make the most of the opportunity and I am happy I did that,” Gill said in a conversation with Ishan Kishan present in the video. Gill wasn’t the only player who scored a ton in the final game against Zimbabwe. Sikandar Raza, a Zimbabwean all-rounder also made 115 runs in 95 balls.

“The game was pretty tight. We didn’t expect the game to go this deep but this is what cricket is about. When the ball went in the air, first I was thinking, ‘ok, it’s going to come to me at an easy pace.’ But the ball was dipping and I was like ‘it shouldn’t fall.’ So I just dived to take the catch.”


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