When Gill went out of the field in the 23rd over of India’s innings, he was batting on 79 runs; He returned to bat in the final over after the fall of the fourth wicket and fielded during the New Zealand innings. He has confirmed that he is fit to play the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on 19 November.
“It started with cramps and then I got a little strain on my hamstring,” Gill said in the post-match press conference. “It was quite humid and had the after-effects of dengue.”
Gill returned to the India squad after missing his first two league matches and has since played all eight of their matches. While he suggested that it has not had a major impact on his game, Gill said that he has lost muscle mass due to dengue.
“To be honest, I haven’t really adjusted anything in terms of my batting, but because my muscles have gone down a bit, I think the reserve I had before dengue has gone down a bit (. ..) You get cramps when you feel cramps. I’m playing in humid conditions, but for me (it) happens after a long time, not so quickly,” he explained. “But because I My muscle mass seems to have decreased a bit; “The reserves have gone down a bit.”
Gill, who scored unbeaten 80 off 66 balls, said, “If I had not had cramps, I probably would have scored a century.” “But I think the score we were trying to reach, whether I scored a century or not, we got there. We expected to score around 400, we expected by the 25th-30th over We should have scored that many runs, and we did, so it doesn’t matter whether I get a century or not.”
Kohli’s 117 was his 50th century in ODIs – the innings took him past Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record of 49. When asked about the experience of playing with Kohli, Gill cited his senior’s hunger for success as his most inspiring quality.
He said, “You know, every time he comes to the park, he does something special and for the last 10-15 years he has been able to do that consistently which is really inspiring.” “And I think, for me, it’s not so much about the skill he has, but it’s more about the hunger he has when he goes out there and the intensity with which he plays the game that inspires me. And to be able to do that as long as he’s done consistently, that’s what really inspires me.”