India opener Shubman Gill made history on Wednesday, January 18 by becoming the youngest batsman to score a double-hundred ODI. After winning the toss and batting first in India’s opening match against New Zealand in Hyderabad, Gill continued his fine form with 208 off 149 balls.
Thanks to the bravery of the boy, Indian team In their 50 rounds, the eight have thrown 349 runs. Gill dominated New Zealand bowling with 19 fours and nine sixes. The right-handed hitter’s strike on Wednesday was his second straight triple-figure score.He had earlier scored 116 runs in his third ODI against 97 balls Sri Lanka Sunday 15th January in Trivandrum.
Gill became the fifth Indian batsman to score a double ton in an ODI following his heroics in Hyderabad. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (three times) and Ishan Kishan are the only other male bluejacketers to achieve the feat before him.
From Yuvraj Singh to Virender Sehwag, members of the Indian cricket fraternity cheer gill In recognition of his extraordinary achievements. Here is a compilation of some of the reactions to India’s opener double century on Wednesday:
Gill and skipper Rohit Sharma (34 for 38) added 60 for the opening wickets after India won the toss and batted first. Virat Kohli (eight) and Ishan Kishan (five) were unable to make significant contributions, but Gill found allies in Suryakumar Yadav (31 for 26). The duo added 65 for the fourth wicket.
Hardik Pandya added in an elaborate opener after Suryakumar’s dismissal and the pair combined for a fifth wicket union for 74 runs. After Hardik was also knocked out with 28, Gill took over and single-handedly lifted the Blue Jackets to an impressive total.
“Doing a double century in one day is pretty cool” – Darryl Mitchell praises Shubman Gill
After India’s game, New Zealand all-rounder Darryl Mitchell hailed Gill for a great result. In an interview with the host, he commented:
“All the crowd here is great fun, the atmosphere is amazing. They play well. The way Jill hits the ball is special. At the same time, if we can build a platform and build some partnerships and get deep, you’ll never Didn’t know what to expect. Very special, and doing a double century in one day is pretty cool.”
Chasing 350, New Zealand got off to a disappointing start, losing 10 runs to Devin Conway in the sixth innings.