Martin Guptill, the top-order batsman for the Kiwis, scored an unbeaten century (117 off 116 balls) during the post-match celebrations in the first One-Day International (ODI) between New Zealand and Bangladesh. In Napier, New Zealand, the home side's easy eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh was heavily influenced by his outstanding performance. During the launch event, the 32-year-old cricketer, who won the Man of the Match award, took part in an interview with his wife, sports reporter Laura McGoldrick.
On the eve of Valentine's Day, Guptill, who undoubtedly deserved the Man of the Match award, had a touching moment when his wife Laura McGoldrick screened his post-match interview. Despite the fact that it was Valentine's Day, Guptill and his wife kept themselves very professional and showed no obvious signs of romance.
According to Guptill in the interview, the most encouraging part of the team's performance was how they restricted Bangladesh in the first few overs with the ball. Ross Taylor, according to Martin Guptill, helps in his ability to stay focused while spending a lot of time at the crease. He said they communicate the most on the field.
Over the years, Martin Guptill has been a key part of New Zealand's batting line-up in white-ball cricket. Guptill experienced a devastating setback when he lost three toes on one foot at the age of 14 in a forklift accident. However, he persevered and as a result was selected for Sri Lanka's Under-19 World Cup squad.
Guptill made his debut for Auckland Aces in the 2007–08 season and scored an amazing 99 in his first match. He continued to shine, dominating the batting statistics and scoring success in the Emerging Players Tournament later that year in Australia. His exceptional play earned him a place in the ODIs as he created history by becoming the first New Zealand batsman to score a century on his ODI debut. He won the Test cap for the tour of India thanks to his heroics in the series.
The rhythmic flow of Guptill's stroke play is a notable characteristic of his batting. Once he finds his rhythm, he will develop into a powerful batsman who is equally adept against pacers and spinners. There may be days when he leaves in displeasure, but that just goes to show how unpredictable Guptill's style is. One could say that his erratic nature is a reasonable trade-off for the match-winning ability he has repeatedly demonstrated for the New Zealand cricket team.
Martin Guptill was unable to play any part in the T20I series against India after sustaining an injury in the later stages of the series. Guptill will be hoping to string together a string of solid performances leading into the ICC World Cup as the Kiwis bid for their first ever championship. The win in Napier gives New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-match series over Bangladesh.
Who is Martin Guptil’s wife?
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill married Laura McGoldrick, a well-known Sky Sports anchor, in September 2014. Since then they have been blessed with a son and a daughter.
How many IPL matches did Martin Guptil play?
Martin Guptill played 13 matches in his IPL career and scored a total of 270 runs at an average of 22.50. During this season, he has scored one half-century, a total of 50* runs, which is his highest IPL score. Martin Guptill also hit 15 sixes and 24 fours.
How many sixes does Martin Guptil have in his T20I career?
New Zealand's talented opening batsman Martin Guptill is second only to Rohit Sharma when it comes to sixes in T20 international cricket. In 122 matches since his T20 international debut against Australia in 2009, Guptill has hit 173 sixes in T20Is.