Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Shubman Gill: ‘At such a young age…’, veteran players reacted to Shubman Gill’s double century

Shubman Gill created history on Wednesday (January 18) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Gill thrashed the Kiwi bowlers fiercely and scored 208 runs. The Indian batsman scored his maiden double century and became the youngest player to reach the landmark against New Zealand.

Gill started the day cautiously and shared a 60-run partnership with Rohit Sharma for the first wicket, in which the Indian captain contributed 34 runs. After this, India had also lost the wickets of Virat Kohli and Ishaan Kishan, but Gill was determined to do something. Gill completed his half-century in the first 52 balls and then accelerated the pace of his batting.

It took 35 balls for Gill to reach 50 to 100 runs. In reaching the same hundred to 150 runs, he took the same number of balls. Then he scored two hundred runs from 151 in just 23 balls. Gill scored his first double century in the 49th over of the innings with a hat-trick six off the first three balls of Lockie Ferguson. After Gill’s double century, there are fierce reactions on social media.

Indian players like Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin and Virender Sehwag have praised this young batsman. Yuvraj Singh tweeted, 200 in a one day game. At such a young age, unbelievable. It is a very proud day for me and Shubman’s father. Congratulations Shubman, the whole country is proud of you.

Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted, ‘Unprecedented, he may fail a few innings later. Let us not let our short term memory dominate our mind.

Former opener Virender Sehwag tweeted, ‘Wow Shubman. double century magnificent.’

Wasim Jaffer wrote, ‘Dil Dil Shubman Gill.’

Shubman Gill increased his innings like this:
0 to 50 runs – 52 balls
51 to 100 runs – 35 balls
101 runs 150- 35 balls
151 to 200 runs – 23 balls

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