Gurkeerat Singh’s all-round show paved the way for an India ‘A’ victory over Bangladesh ‘A’. Gurkeerat scored a fifty and took a fiver to help the team to a comfortable 94-run win. Coming at No. 7 with the team reeling at 125/5, Gurkeerat and Sanju Samson combined to stitch a 102-run partnership for the sixth wicket to take the home team to safety.
Was Gurkeerat under any kind of pressure coming at No. 7?
“I’ve been playing for Punjab at No 6 or 5. You can say that I’m used to it,” he said. “I like these situations when you face pressure and I think I do well in these situations,” he added.
Gurkeerat feels he should continue batting lower down the order as he relishes the challenge at that spot. “What’s doing things without difficulties? I like playing under pressure. I think that brings the best out of me,” said the confident Gurkeerat.
He said India A coach Rahul Dravid was of great help in sorting out his batting. “I discussed my batting with him. I just wanted to know what shots to play in what situations. He was kind enough to offer me some tips. I was talking to him about my straight drives as my foot was going across. I practiced with him to get my foot right in line with the ball,” he said.
Gurkeerat took five for 29 when he returned to bowl during the Bangladesh innings after his composed 65 off 58 balls. Is he the answer to the pertinent all-rounder problem India has been troubled with? Gurkeerat replied, “I’m not thinking about the future. I just want to play every game and perform my best.”