India started their first recreation towards New Zealand with a bang, on the again of Shubman Gill’s mammoth double ton. The opener slammed his maiden double century within the first India vs New Zealand ODI at Hyderabad, scoring 208 off simply 149 deliveries.
The India opener smashed three back-to-back sixes to carry up his double century within the 49th over. Shubman Gill’s large knock helped India publish a mammoth 349 runs on the scoreboard.
The 23-year-old additionally grew to become the quickest Indian to finish 1000 runs in ODIs (19 fixtures), abandoning stalwarts like Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. He additionally grew to become the youngest cricketer to attain a double ton.
The milestone by Gill led to cheers and applause throughout. Many individuals took to Twitter to congratulate the right-handed opener on his feat.
Yuvraj Singh was among the many first to commend the younger batter. The southpaw has cheered Gill on from his early days when the opener was part of the Punjab home circuit and Yuvraj was the player-mentor of the aspect.
He wrote, “200 in a one day game !! At such a young age incredible unbelievable!! A very proud day for me and Shubman’s dad !!! Congratulations @ShubmanGill the whole country is proud of you”.
200 in a at some point recreation !! At such a younger age unimaginable ✊✊✊ unbelievable!! A really proud day for me and shubmans dad !!!congratulations @ShubmanGill the entire nation is happy with you #NZvsIND
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 18, 2023
The Board of Cricket Control for India additionally prolonged its felicitations to Gill.
Ex-India opener Virender Sehwag additionally congratulated Shubman Gill.
Wow Shubman. Double hundred . Brilliant
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 18, 2023
Aakash Chopra was wowed away by the younger batter’s knock.
Former Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal referred to as Shubman Gill the “world’s next superstar”.
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Shubman Gill additionally shattered the document for the best particular person rating by an Indian batter towards the Black Caps. The earlier document was held by Sachin Tendulkar – 186 in Napier.
The right-handed opener had slammed a century in third India vs Sri Lanka ODI simply days in the past. Gill scored 116 off 97 deliveries earlier than he was bowled by Kasun Rajitha. Along with Virat Kohli, he powered India to 390/5.
Apart from Gill, not one of the different Indian batters might transcend the 34-run mark. Skipper Rohit Sharma was the highest scorer after Gill with 34 runs to his credit score.