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‘Questions will always be asked but I don’t really care’: India slams critics – Hindustan Times

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Team India had a wonderful outing in the limited-overs series against West Indies, winning the ODIs 3-0 and the T20Is 4-1. The match started with the 50 over format, with Shikhar Dhawan at the helm of things. Despite leading a relatively inexperienced unit with regular players only available for the T20Is, India managed to pull off their first whitewash in the West Indies.

The anchor behind India’s commanding show in the Caribbean was none other than Shubman Gill, who made a comeback to white ball internationals after a significant gap of over 18 months. The 22-year-old batsman emerged as the leading run scorer from the three matches, which saw him amass 205 runs at an average of 102.50. Such was his form that he almost hit his maiden ODI ton before being stranded on 98 due to poor weather conditions.

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Despite the spectacular show in the West Indies and many times in the past, Gill has often found himself on the wrong side, with fans calling him out for his strike rate. When Gill was asked about the same, the youngster explained that questions like these will always remain and he chooses to remain unfazed.

“I feel that questions will always be asked, but I don’t really care what people say, as long as I can contribute to the success of my team, and as long as I do what my team management and my captain expect of me ,” the opener told the batter Telegraph India in a recent interaction.

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Reflecting on his phenomenal run in the Caribbean, Gill said: “I think it kind of gives me an edge in one way or another. But it’s also going to be important for me to save those performances and stay consistent and do as much scoring. runs as possible for my team.”

Gill will now be seen in action against Zimbabwe in an ODI series, where Dhawan will once again be back with captaincy duties. The three-match series starts from August 18 in Harare.


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