Gill reacts after he was not picked in India squad
Shubman Gill is one of the most promising young prospect in India at present. Even after he proved to be a real case for himself as one of the talented batsmen of his age group, he was not picked in India squad for West Indies. Gill was heartbroken soon after his name was not mentioned by BCCI.
Even cricket experts and fans believe that the Punjab opener should rub shoulders with senior players for the team’s upcoming assignment against West Indies.
The talented lad who had made his ODI debut against New Zealand previously this year by replacing a suspended KL Rahul, almost came close to being picked by the selectors once again but the team’s chairman of selectors MSK Prasad announced on Sunday in Mumbai at the press conference that Gill will have to wait for his turn.
Though the 19-year-old is not a part of the senior squad, he must be definitely pleased with his homework against West Indies A in the unofficial five-match ODI series where India clinched the series 4-1. Gill finished as the top run-getter for India with 218 runs in 4 games at an average of 54.5 with 3 fifties and a top-score of 77.
“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 told CricketNext from Antigua.
“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,” he said.
Gill went all guns blazing as he chipped in with a 40-ball 69 on Sunday night, smashing 3 sixes and 8 fours to seal an eight-wicket win for India in the fifth one-dayer.
“The West Indies team that we faced here in the series was very good. The pitches — especially in the first few one-dayers – were very tough to bat on. It was tough challenging cricket and it’s good that we managed to come out on top,” Gill said.