Shubman Gill’s stellar double century leaves fans enthralled, fans join hands in praise
Indian Cricket team’s star-batsman Shubman Gill literally knocked it out of the park with his performance against New Zealand in India’s first match in the ODI series. Gill’s riveting performance against the Black Caps concluded with him tallying 208 runs.
The star batsman is coming into his own as he became the youngest player to score a double century in ODI history. He also became the 5th Indian player to score a double century in ODI for the team. Gill recently scored a century against Sri Lanka in the last match of the bilateral series.
Shubman’s form in the recent matches for the Indian cricket team has been the inspiring factor for the blue’s wins against Sri Lanka in the ODI.
The ODI series against New Zealand commenced on Wednesday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The blue, after winning the toss, prioritised on setting a monstrous target like they did against Sri Lanka. The match for the blues came to a satisfactory end of inning as the match concluded with India setting up a target of 350 runs for the Black Caps to chase.
The star batsman also became the fastest Indian cricketer to reach 1000 runs in the history of India.
IND vs NZ playing 11
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Dwayne Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Loki Ferguson, Blair Teckner.
Twitter user reactions
After the Shubman Gill’s enthralling performance, fans rushed in to praise the young man’s genius innings. Former Indian Cricketer Wasim Jaffer took to Twitter to praise the phenomenal performance by Shubman Gill and wrote Dill Dill Shubman Gill, implying his performance has claimed the hearts of many.
One user wrote and said that Shubman Gill’s double century proves that he will be the greatest of all time in years to come. The user further urged the fans to bow down to his talent.
One user also wrote and said that the double century by Shubman Gill was well deserved and also highlighted that he became the fastest Indian to score 1000 ODI runs. The user further wrote and said that Cricket veteran Sachin Tendulkar has paved the way for Indian cricketers to reach new heights.