My best ODI knock, says Gambhir

Updated: 25 December 2009 17:50 IST

Gautam Gambhir said he would rate Thursday's unbeaten 150 against Sri Lanka as the best innings of his career.

Kolkata:

Elated after guiding India to a facile, series-clinching win, star batsman Gautam Gambhir said he would rate Thursday's unbeaten 150 against Sri Lanka as the best innings of his career.

Gambhir said it was very satisfying to stay till the end and guide the team to victory.

"This is the first time I finished a game remaining unbeaten. It feels great," Gambhir said in the post-match conference.

"It was important for me to get going and convert it into a big one. It feels great that I finished the game," Gambhir, who was adjudged Man of the Match, said.

It was a brilliantly paced innings by the left-hander who added 224 runs with Virat Kohli (107) for the third wicket to put India's chase back on track.

Explaining his early caution, Gambhir said, "While chasing it's always important to have wickets in hand. When you have wickets in hand, it's always easy to chase down about 130 in the last 15 overs."

India's win came without regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is serving a two-match ban, and star batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is nursing an injured finger.

Gambhir said tonight's victory was made possible by the team's impressive bench strength.

"We have enough guys in the bench who can prove themselves even in the absence of great players like Dhoni and Yuvraj," he said.

Comments
Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
Related Articles
Sri Lanka Edge Out South Africa By 3 Wickets In Only T20I
Sri Lanka Edge Out South Africa By 3 Wickets In Only T20I
Qatar World Cup Worker Dies At 2022 Stadium
Qatar World Cup Worker Dies At 2022 Stadium
Fernando Alonso Confirms Formula One Departure With Emotional Post
Fernando Alonso Confirms Formula One Departure With Emotional Post
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur Sorry Over New Stadium Delay
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur Sorry Over New Stadium Delay
Para-Athlete Chandeep Singh From Jammu And Kashmir Is An Inspiration For All
Para-Athlete Chandeep Singh From Jammu And Kashmir Is An Inspiration For All
Advertisement