Young India opener Shubman Gill on Friday stressed the need to play the direction of the ball on the Wankhede pitch, which has been helpful to spinners since day one of the second Test against New Zealand. Gill said after the day's play, 'I was batting well and it was a big opportunity for me, but unfortunately I missed it (by a big innings). There was not much for the fast bowlers on this pitch, but the spinners are getting help. Some ball was spinning more and coming to a standstill. However, I think as the day's play progressed, the pitch started getting back to normal. It is important to play in the direction of the ball. If it is spinning then playing with spin should be avoided. Gill is playing his 10th Test match, but is yet to score a century. He has so far scored four fifties in 18 innings. What he has given is that his concentration is not the issue behind his failure to score a century. His best score in Tests is 91. "Unfortunately I haven't scored a hundred in these 10 matches yet, but it's not because of my concentration. I think converting good starts into big scores is really my strength.