“You know something is wrong.” Shubman Gill Reflects on Heartbreaking Loss to Zimbabwe

At this time, Team India is in great form. They just won the T20 World Cup trophy after a long wait. But the young team on the Indian side is currently facing Zimbabwe in the five-match T20 series. As they faced off in the first T20 match, Team India faced a heartbreaking defeat by 13 runs. The entire batting lineup faced difficulties in front of the Zimbabwe bowlers. After the setback, Shubman Gill opened up about the match. 

Gill on the Bowling Performances:

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After the T20 World Cup ended, senior players went for rest and a young Indian side traveled to Zimbabwe for the five-match T20 series. Shubman Gill takes the helm of captain in this series. In the first match, Team India won the toss and opted to bowl first. While bowling first, the bowling did an amazing job. 

Mukesh Kumar got the first breakthrough for India as he dismissed Innocent Kaia. After that, Ravi Bishnoi came in charge, he secured 4 crucial wickets by just conceding 13 runs. Washington Sundar also played well by securing 2 wickets in 11 runs. Avesh Kumar secured one. They restricted the Zimbabwe side just by 115 runs. 

While talking about this, he said, “We bowled pretty well, we let ourselves down in the field. We were not up to standard and everyone looked a bit rusty.”

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On India’s Batting Disaster:

The target was 116 runs to win the game. But the Indian batters struggled throughout the game. While opening the innings, debutant Abhishek Sharma was dismissed on a duck. Another debutant Riyan Parag also walked away scoring only 2 runs. Rinku Singh was dismissed on a duck. Washington Sundar added a valuable 27 runs in 34 balls. Avesh Khan scored 16 runs. 

When the wickets were falling down, captain Shubman Gill stood tall till the end. He scored 31 runs in 29 balls. But that was not enough to save the match. While talking about this, Gill said, “We spoke about taking time and enjoying our batting but it didn’t pan out that way. Halfway through we had lost 5 wickets, would’ve been best for us if I stayed there till the end, very disappointed with the way I got out and the rest of the match panned out.”

Lastly, he added, “There was a bit of hope for us but when you’re chasing 115 and your no.10 batter is out there, you know something is wrong.”

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At this time, Team India is in great form. They just won the T20 World Cup trophy after a long wait. But the young team on the Indian side is currently facing Zimbabwe in the five-match T20 series. As they faced off in the first T20 match, Team India faced a heartbreaking defeat by 13 runs. The entire batting lineup faced difficulties in front of the Zimbabwe bowlers. After the setback, Shubman Gill opened up about the match. 

Gill on the Bowling Performances:

After the T20 World Cup ended, senior players went for rest and a young Indian side traveled to Zimbabwe for the five-match T20 series. Shubman Gill takes the helm of captain in this series. In the first match, Team India won the toss and opted to bowl first. While bowling first, the bowling did an amazing job. 

Mukesh Kumar got the first breakthrough for India as he dismissed Innocent Kaia. After that, Ravi Bishnoi came in charge, he secured 4 crucial wickets by just conceding 13 runs. Washington Sundar also played well by securing 2 wickets in 11 runs. Avesh Kumar secured one. They restricted the Zimbabwe side just by 115 runs. 

While talking about this, he said, “We bowled pretty well, we let ourselves down in the field. We were not up to standard and everyone looked a bit rusty.”

On India’s Batting Disaster:

The target was 116 runs to win the game. But the Indian batters struggled throughout the game. While opening the innings, debutant Abhishek Sharma was dismissed on a duck. Another debutant Riyan Parag also walked away scoring only 2 runs. Rinku Singh was dismissed on a duck. Washington Sundar added a valuable 27 runs in 34 balls. Avesh Khan scored 16 runs. 

When the wickets were falling down, captain Shubman Gill stood tall till the end. He scored 31 runs in 29 balls. But that was not enough to save the match. While talking about this, Gill said, “We spoke about taking time and enjoying our batting but it didn't pan out that way. Halfway through we had lost 5 wickets, would've been best for us if I stayed there till the end, very disappointed with the way I got out and the rest of the match panned out.”

Lastly, he added, “There was a bit of hope for us but when you're chasing 115 and your no.10 batter is out there, you know something is wrong.”

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