Good to be back among runs: elated Gambhir

Good to be back among runs: elated Gambhir

Gambhir had scored a fifty at Indore, and here he made a fluent start before getting out for 31.

“Yeah, it’s good to get some runs against your name, especially when you are going for a big tour of Australia. But yeah, I am a little disappointed that I couldn’t convert these two knocks into something more substantial. Hopefully, I can do that in Australia,” Gambhir told reporters on Sunday.

The Delhi left-hander said going to Australia well in advance of the first Test would help the team. “A tour of Australia is not just about your skills, it’s also about the right mental preparation. So, in that sense it’s good to go there early, and we are playing two practice games there. So, hopefully that’ll be an ideal preparation,” he said.

Meanwhile, man of the match Manoj Tiwary, who had scored his maiden ODI hundred on the day, dedicated his knock to the victims of the fire in a Kolkata hospital. “It’s a terrible tragedy. I want to dedicate this hundred to the victims of that fire in hospital. Our prayers are with the family,” the Bengal man said.

Rohit Sharma, who scored 305 runs from five matches at 76.25 with three fifties, was adjudged man of the series. 

West Indian Kieron Pollard, who also notched up his maiden ODI century, hoped he could be more consistent. “Thank God, I got my maiden hundred. It’s a significant hundred for me. I was looking for a different approach since I couldn’t convert starts in earlier games.

Thank God, one of the best fielders in India dropped me (Virat Kohli) on 99 tonight. Hopefully I will learn from this, and do well for West Indies cricket.”

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