Shubman Gill became the fifth Indian to score a double century in ODI cricket. Gill also became the youngest double centurion enroute to his 208 of 149 deliveries as India ended their innings scoring 349/8 in the first ODI against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
A SIX to bring up his Double Hundred
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2023
Glorious Gill continues fine form
Gill continued his rich vain of form as he brought up his career century in 19 matches, becoming the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in ODI cricket. Gill played a knock for ages as he single handedly led from the front as wickets kept tumbling at the opposite end.
Gill brought up his double century smashing three back to back sixes of Lockie Fergusson. In doing so he also brought up the highest individual score against New Zealand, going past compatriot Sachin Tendulkar’s 186 in 1999.
Fans, cricketers and former cricketers went galore on Twitter after the youngster crafted his maiden double century in sublime fashion.
Wow Shubman. Double hundred . Brilliant
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 18, 2023
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) January 18, 2023
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 18, 2023
Surely A Gem from India who continues the legacy of double TONS.@ShubmanGill
Master Class Inning❤
SHUBHAM GILL ❤️ 208(149).
Youngest player in ODi History to Score Double Ton❤#INDvsNZ #ShubmanGill #BCCI pic.twitter.com/e3EMbfgtHd
— Muhammad Atif (@M_Atif_Usafzai) January 18, 2023
Comparing even Gill to Babar is a disgrace to cricket. Babar can at best be compared with Kamran Akmal
— Rohit Sehgal (@Rohit9ers) January 18, 2023
It was a really solid innings from #ShubmanGill #ShubhmanGill. The kind of innings that turns a potential talent into a superstar. And everyone can see that through the course of that innings. Also, crowd energy also played into it. #IndvsNZ
— Aditya Jakki (@adityajakki) January 18, 2023