Not thinking of 2023 World Cup this soon, says Shubman Gill

Written by Rohit Pawar

Young opener Shubman Gill said he is not focusing too far ahead when asked about his aspirations to make the 2023 World Cup squad, adding he is focused on contributing to the team in whatever opportunities he gets. Gill has been in fine form in ODIs for India with the opener scoring 45 off 42 balls in a rain-affected 2nd ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday. 

Gill made his ODI debut as early as 2019 but the 23-year-old has managed to find a footing in the 50-overs format in 2022. He has scored 625 runs in 11 matches, including a hundred and 4 fifties. Gill scored his maiden ODI hundred in Zimbabwe in August after missing out on the milestone by just 2 runs in an ODI in the West Indies earlier this year. 

“I am not looking actually that far. My main intention now is to be able to make the most of the opportunities I get. As far this series is concerned, that is what I am trying to do. I am trying to score big and make some good contributions to the team,” Gill told the press in Hamilton after the 2nd ODI.

“My mindset as a young player when I am given a break or not picked, then I look at playing domestic cricket. It’s not like an Indian cricketer sits idle for weeks if he is not picked. So a break gives a good opportunity work on your strengths and weakness or play domestic cricket,” he added. 

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