Team India cricketer Shubman Gill has revealed that he enjoys batting with teammate Suryakumar Yadav. The duo is currently in New Zealand for the ongoing three-match ODI series against the hosts. They have played together a lot, playing for the same franchise, Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav put together a decent partnership for Team India in the recently held second ODI against New Zealand.
The second ODI ended with No Result as rain played spoilsport in Hamilton. Before rain interrupted the play, Team India was at 89 runs for the loss of one wicket. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan was already back in the hut. Shubman Gill was unbeaten on 45 runs off 42 deliveries. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav scored 34* runs at a strike rate of 136. The duo added 66 runs for the second-wicket partnership.
Speaking about playing with Suryakumar Yadav, and the talk that they have in the middle, Shubman Gill said at the post-match press conference,
“There is no need to talk with Suryakumar Yadav out in the middle as he bats so well. I enjoy a lot while batting with him.”
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Focus is to make the most out of the chances: Shubman Gill
Team India batter Shubman Gill expressed that he is aiming to make the most of his chances at the international level for his country. He added that he isn’t looking far at the 2023 World Cup. The upcoming mega-event will take place in India next year. Team India will be keen to finalize their team for the World Cup. Speaking about the tournament, Shubman Gill said,
“I am not looking that far (playing in the 2023 World Cup). Right now, my focus is to make the most out of the chances I get to play for the country and score big. This is what I am looking to do in this series as well.”