The veteran became crazy about Shubman Gill’s double century, praised him for scoring 208 runs; Told new superstar
Shubman Gill became the youngest cricketer in the world to score an ODI double in the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand. Opener Gill was dismissed after scoring 208 runs.
Shubman Gill has created history at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. He has become the youngest batsman to score a double century in ODIs. He broke the record of Ishan Kishan, who had scored a double century against Bangladesh last month. After Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag and Ishan Kishan became the fifth batsman to score a double century. The 23-year-old struck the double in 145 balls. Gill accomplished this feat by hitting three consecutive sixes, seeing this innings of Gill, fans to former cricketers have become his fans. Shubman’s innings has been highly appreciated by veterans on social media.
Virender Sehwag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Jaffer have given their reaction on Gill’s brilliant innings. Gill had his second consecutive century in this format. He had earlier played a century against Sri Lanka on 15 January. Gill has scored three centuries in 19 matches and is the second fastest Indian to complete three hundreds.
Opener Shubman Gill scored a maiden double century as India scored 349 for eight in the opening ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. Gill faced 149 balls and scored 208 runs in which 19 fours and nine sixes were hit. He stayed at the crease throughout the innings but did not support him at the other end. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 34 runs in 38 balls, being the second best scorer of the innings.
Shubman Gill hits double century against New Zealand, breaks record of Ishaan Kishan and Rohit; 8th to do so
After showing his talent in the Under-19 World Cup 2018, Gill is being touted as the next star in Indian cricket. He hit six sixes in his innings after completing 150 runs. It was his second consecutive three-point inning. Gill’s quick batting helped India add 57 runs in the last five overs.