Gujarat Titans’ opener Shubman Gill on Friday (May 26) rated his third century of the season as “probably” the best of his IPL career.
Gill extended his purple patch with a 60-ball 129 as Titans beat Mumbai Indians by 62 runs in Qualifier 2 to enter their second straight IPL final.
“I think this was probably my best innings so far in the IPL,” said Gill at the post match presentation.
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The stylish opener feels the technical changes he has made in his batting has paid rich dividends.
“From the last West Indies tour, I think I have shifted a gear. I got injured before the last IPL, but I have been working on my game. I have worked on a few areas and made technical changes ahead of the NZ series after the T20 World Cup,” he said.
Asked how he deals with the expectations, Gill said: “Expectations are something that follow you outside the ropes, but once you step on the field it is all about trying to contribute for the team.”
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Gill said starting well is the key for him to score big.
“For me, it is playing ball to ball, over to over. The over where I hit three sixes gave me the momentum to go big. That’s when I realised it could be my day.”
“It was a good wicket to bat on as well. Not a conscious decision, you keep inventing as a batter, but for me the belief is more important. I am coming off a good international season as well. Had a good season last time as well. When I start well, I feel confident I can score well,” he added.
(With agency inputs)