IND vs SL: Shubman Gill made a stellar comeback in the 2023 World Cup, showcasing his second half-century with an impressive performance at the Wankhede Stadium against Sri Lanka. Gill had only scored 104 runs in four matches before November 2.
In Mumbai, IND vs SL, Gill struck his 11th One Day International (ODI) half-century in remarkable style.
His half-century came off 55 balls, marking Gill as the leading run-scorer in ODIs this year.
Shubman Gill successfully returned to form during the match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, scoring his 11th ODI century on November 2.
Just before the start of the 2023 World Cup, Gill was diagnosed with dengue fever, preventing him from playing in the first two matches against Australia and Afghanistan. Despite hopes for his recovery, he was unable to participate due to his health. He was admitted to a hospital in Chennai for treatment and was under medical observation. Eventually, he recovered and was discharged from the hospital.
Despite these setbacks, Gill managed to make a successful comeback against Pakistan. However, his performance after recovery has been disappointing. In the four matches he played upon his return, he managed to score only 104 runs against Sri Lanka before the match, averaging 26.00.
This performance contrasts starkly with his outstanding start this year,, when he scored over 1,300 runs in just 24 matches, making him the top run-scorer in ODIs for the year 2023.
Gill had to be cautious from the start that day because India lost their captain Rohit Sharma early in the over, leaving themselves in a precarious position. However, Gill found support with Virat Kohli and relieved the pressure on his partner.
This partnership ensured India scored 60 runs in the powerplay, helping them recover from a poor start.
The 24-year-old began playing some good shots, found his rhythm, and completed his 11th ODI half-century in just 55 balls with a single boundary. Gill’s innings included eight boundaries.