Martin Guptill says “When I came off the field after batting” in T20 World Cup. Guptill said he was exceptionally overwhelmed after his batting performance. Against Scotland in their T20 World Cup clash Guptill revealed. He had shed 4.4 kilos amid a 33-degree Dubai heat in the afternoon. Against Scotland, he batted the most until the end of the innings. In Dubai, he faced 56 balls and scored 93 runs. Six fours and seven sixes peppered Guptill’s knock. The Kiwis were then reduced to 172/5 in 20 overs. In addition, they scripted their second win in the competition. Guptill was admitted that he had to start hydrating himself quickly. After batting in the scorching heat and having shed plenty of weight.
“When I came off the field after batting I’d lost about 4.4 kilos so the [hydration] process had to start pretty quickly after that,” the 35-year old told TVNZ’s Breakfast hours after New Zealand’s victory,” Martin Guptill said.
Scotland also made the Black Caps fight hard for their victory. In the end, he was only 16 runs short. Scotland’s hopes were kept alive because of Michael Leask’s unbeaten 42 off 20 balls. It also served as a temporary against a dominant New Zealand bowling attack.
Moreover, Martin Guptill revealed after the game. He is adapting to the conditions in the UAE. The opener spoke about his 105-run partnership with Glenn Phillips. Also, saying it was easy to thread a stand with him. They are having played alongside him plenty of times.
“I’m getting there slowly, I was pretty cooked but we have a day off so I won’t be doing too much there. We didn’t have a great start, losing three wickets in the powerplay, it wasn’t quite a rescue mission but Glenn and I had to assess the situation and then put a partnership together,” Martin Guptill said.
“I’ve played a lot of cricket with Glenn, we know how each other bat, we’ve put on some good partnerships for Auckland back home, so it was easy to get a partnership going together with him,” Guptill said.
Lastly, New Zealand has significantly boosted its chances of reaching the semi-final. Kane Williamson will fancy finishing the job by beating Afghanistan and Namibia. Also, in their remaining fixtures.