The Indian cricket team registered a big win against the Aussies in the second ODI of the 3-match series which was played yesterday at the Holkar stadium, Indore. The Indian team batted first after losing the toss but it put up a superb batting performance and posted a huge total of 399/5 on the scoreboard. The biggest positive that India got from this match was Shreyas Iyer’s century (105 runs) knock as it is an indication that their number 4 is back in form now. Shubman Gill (104 runs) also scored a century and brilliant knocks were played by KL Rahul (52 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav (72 runs not out) as well.
The match got halted for some time due to rain and the Aussies were given a revised target of 317 runs in 33 overs but the whole team got out for 217 runs in 29 overs and the Indian team won the match by 99 runs.
While Shubman Gill played a superb century knock, the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was not happy with him as he wanted the youngster to play a bigger knock considering the fact that he is in great form and he is young as well.
While speaking on a show, Virender Sehwag said, “He (Gill) missed out last time but ensured that he got his hundred today, but I would still say that the form he is in he should have scored 160 or 180. He is now just 25. Had he scored 200 today then he wouldn’t have become tired and could have fielded as well. At 30, he would have found it difficult because he wouldn’t have recovered. So it is better to score big runs now.”
Viru paaji further said, “When you are in form and you are scoring runs then don’t throw your wicket away. When he got out, there were 18 overs still remaining. Had he played for 9-10 overs more he could have completed his second double hundred. Rohit Sharma scored three double hundreds. He had the opportunity today. A 200 has been scored at this venue by a player named Sehwag, because it is that sort of a track.”
We certainly agree with Sehwag, what do you say?