This was his fifth ODI century. Gill’s performance in the cricketing world had been remarkable throughout the year prior to this match, making him the leading run-scorer with over 1500 runs at an impressive average of over 49 across all formats of the game.
A standout moment of his career came earlier this year when he scored an astonishing 208 runs in a single ODI.
This feat made him the youngest batsman to score a double century in men’s international cricket. This record-breaking feat happened against New Zealand on 18 January 2023.
In the Asia Cup 2023, Gill had a mixed performance, having a poor start against Pakistan, but bounced back strongly with consecutive half-centuries against Nepal and Pakistan once again during the Super 4 stage.
He suffered a failure against Sri Lanka, but made a significant impact in the match against Bangladesh, where his team was in a difficult position.
India lost its top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Tilak Verma early in the match. However, 24-year-old Gill displayed remarkable composure and resilience.
While he kept losing partners at the other end, Gill decided to persevere and eventually started to pace his innings by hitting a few sixes off Mehdi Hasan.
Shubman Gill crossed the 1000 run mark this year in the 37th over of the game.
In 17 ODIs played up to that point in the year, Gill had scored over 1000 runs with an excellent batting average of over 71 and an impressive strike rate of over 100.
Shortly after reaching the 1000-run milestone, Gill brought up his fifth ODI century in just 117 balls.
His innings contained a mixture of six fours (fours) and four maximums (sixes), showcasing his ability to find the gaps and clear the boundary.
Shubman Gill, handling the batting order of one side, took the total runs of the Indian team to an ideal position with his good performance and incomparable century. Gill lost his important wicket in an attempt to play lame shorts in Mehndi Hasan’s over. Shubman Gill’s score was 121 runs on 133 balls.