“A 35-year-old Head On His…”: Sunil Gavaskar’s Excessive Reward For Shubman Gill After Double Ton | Cricket Information



Shubman Gill on Wednesday turned the eighth double centurion in ODI cricket as he scored 208 towards New Zealand in Hyderabad. The 23-year-old Gill owned the stage and have become the youngest batter to attain a double hundred in ODI historical past. By doing so, he broke the report of Ishan Kishan. Gill, who was touted as the following massive factor in Indian cricket ever since he displayed his expertise within the 2018 U-19 World Cup, hammered 19 fours and 9 sixes, six of them coming after his 150. The double century was additionally his second successive three digit rating.

Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was extremely impressed with the teen.

“It was an unbelievable innings. Innings of a young man who seems to have a 35-year-old head on his shoulder. The way he paced his innings, the way he was counterattacking the bowlers,” Sunil Gavaskar advised India Today.

“After the hundred, the way he went into top gear was simply fantastic to watch. It was a delight because at the end of the day he seemed as fresh as a daisy. His innings certainly augurs well for the future and the ODI World Cup.”

Gill introduced up his fifty with a slog sweep of off-spinner Bracewell that went all the way in which. The trendy opener additionally bought a life on 45 when Latham fluffed a straight ahead stumping off Bracewell with Gill anticipating the ball to show.

That was all of the stroke of luck that Gill had as he didn’t look again from there on. He unleashed his signature pull photographs off the pacers whereas utilizing his ft towards the spinners.

He pulled Santner to get to 99 earlier than reaching his third ODI hundred with a single. He reserved his greatest shot for the submit century celebrations as he whipped a full supply from Tickner between mid-wicket and mid-on.

After Suryakumar Yadav’s departure, Gill shared a 74-run stand with Hardik Pandya (28) who bought out in a fairly weird trend.

As India cruised in the direction of 300, Gill reached 150 with a six over deep mid-wicket off Bracewell. After that milestone, he went berserk and reached 200 with three enormous sixes off Ferguson within the forty ninth over.

What was astounding was Gill’s capability to hit straight sixes.

His sensational hitting meant India hammered 57 runs off the final 5 overs.

With PTI inputs

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