It has been a frustrating outing for the Indian cricket team in New Zealand, with as many as three matches affected by rain since the players’ arrival. Two of the three T20Is faced rain interruptions and now the second ODI between the two teams has now also been abandoned. However, what has been liked by the Indian cricket team and its fans is the batting of Suryakumar Yadav, who has been in the best form of his life, especially in the shorter format. When Shubman Gill was asked about Surya at the press conference, his answer showed just how good the latter has been.
Speaking to the media after the abandoned 2nd ODI, Gill said there is never a need to speak to Surya in the middle as he has been in such good contact.
“Baatcheet koi… wo itni acchi bateo kar rahe hai, unkey sath baatcheet karney ki zaroorat rehti nahi hai waise to, but kaafi maza aata hai unkey sath bateo karney mein. (Given the way he’s playing right now, there’s never a need to have a conversation with him. He’s hitting great, but yeah, it’s a lot of fun to hit next to him),” Gill said.
The top-order batsman was also asked about his 2023 ODI World Cup ambitions. But he declined to pay much attention to the question, suggesting that he only focuses on doing well in the opportunities given to him.
“I don’t look that far away (playing in the 2023 World Cup). My focus right now is to make the most of the opportunities I have to play for country and score big. This is what I’m looking to do in this series as well,” he said.
Gill would hope to get some playing time in the third ODI between the two sides. The final game of the series will take place on Wednesday at Hagley Oval.
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