Shubman Gill was the top performer in the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand. He scored a stunning double hundred in the first ODI and finished the series with a magnificent century in Indore.
He bagged the Player of the Series award for scoring 360 runs with the bat. Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid spoke to him after the contest and lauded the young batter for his top display.
Gill shared a match-winning partnerships with captain Rohit Sharma. The two added 212, 143, 95 and 76 in the last four out of six innings.
While speaking to Dravid, Gill narrated an interesting incident that took place during the final game.
“Rohit was batting on 70 when Daryl Mitchell was bowling. He said that the Kiwi bowler could get him out because his deliveries are stopping but I will still go for my shots. This is the mindset great players have,” he told Rahul Dravid.
Rohit’s prediction almost came true as he mistimed one of his shots, which headed towards the long-on area but due to the shorter boundaries, the ball sailed over the boundary rope for a six. Rohit was dismissed by Michael Bracewell.