Following his stunning century in the IPL 2023 match, Shubman Gill expressed his surprise and excitement about donning the prestigious Orange Cap. The Gujarat Titans opener’s scintillating knock helped his team set a formidable target for their opponents, and he hopes they can successfully defend it.
In a post-match interview, Gill revealed, “I went to the washroom and did not know I would be wearing this [referring to the Orange Cap]. Got a good total, hopefully we will defend this.” His nonchalant comment showed his modesty despite his exceptional batting performance.
Gill also acknowledged the challenges he faced during his innings, mentioning, “A lot of sweat went into my eyes, and I was not able to open them.” Such difficulties didn’t deter him from his aggressive approach, and he managed to overcome the obstacles.
Reflecting on the team’s overall performance, Gill highlighted the Gujarat Titans’ ability to bounce back even after experiencing defeats. “We have played our best cricket when we have lost, and this is one of those days,” he said. It demonstrated the team’s resilience and determination to learn from their setbacks and come back stronger.
When asked about the importance of assessing the playing conditions, Gill emphasized the significance of targeting specific areas based on the dimensions of the ground. He explained, “Definitely, it plays a part. You have to know which side to target. If it’s bigger boundaries and they bowl in good areas, look for doubles. Smaller boundaries, look to take it on.” This strategic approach showcased Gill’s tactical understanding of the game.
Regarding the pitch and ball behavior, Gill shared his observations, stating, “The new ball held up a bit, there was not much grass on that wicket. The ball was coming on nicely, and with the outfield wet, it stopped swinging after 2 overs.” His insights into the playing conditions provided valuable information about the dynamics of the match.
In a lighthearted moment, Gill expressed his desire to carry the favorable conditions of the Ahmedabad pitch with him everywhere. “I wish this was possible – I will carry it everywhere [referring to the pitch],” he exclaimed, emphasizing the joy and satisfaction he derived from playing on such a pitch.
Shubman Gill’s impressive century not only showcased his exceptional batting skills but also revealed his humility and keen awareness of the game. With his remarkable performances, Gill has become a vital cog in the Gujarat Titans’ quest for success in IPL 2023.