Shubman Gill, the young man from Fazilka, and also India’s Gabba hero, has finally shown the world his merit. This young man has come to the party and has come to it in style. The sensation became the fifth Indian and the eighth overall batter to score a 200 in ODIs on Wednesday against New Zealand. Shubman Gill started the innings very slowly but eventually paced up. It was just a fortnight ago that another young Indian, Ishan Kishan, achieved the same milestone, and this is just another moment of pride for Indian cricket fans. Here is an in-depth look:
Shubman Gill Scores 208 in the 1st ODI Against New Zealand:
Shubman Gill scored a fantastic 200 against New Zealand in the game held in Hyderabad. He ended with a score of 208 runs off 149 balls. What makes his knock special is the fact that the second-highest score in the innings is that of Rohit Sharma who scored 34 runs. It was more of a one-man show. And on a pitch where other batters struggled to deal with the likes of Lockie Ferguson and Shipley, Shubman played an absolute masterclass. His innings were laden with 19 boundaries and 9 sixes. The records that Shubman achieved with this knock:
- Youngest batter to score a 200 in ODIs at 23 years and 132 days.
- Only the 5th Indian to score a 200 in ODIs.
- 8th Batter overall to score 200 in ODIs.
- Fastest Indian batter to 1000 ODI runs.
Other Batters Who Have Scored a 200 in ODI:
|264||Rohit Sharma||India||Sri Lanka||13 Nov 2014|
|237*||Martin Guptill||New Zealand||West Indies||21 Mar 2015|
|219||Virender Sehwag||India||West Indies||8 Dec 2011|
|215||Chris Gayle||West Indies||Zimbabwe||24 Feb 2015|
|210*||Fakhar Zaman||Pakistan||Zimbabwe||20 Jul 2018|
|210||Ishan Kishan||India||Bangladesh||10 Dec 2022|
|209||Rohit Sharma||India||Australia||2 Nov 2013|
|208*||Rohit Sharma||India||Sri Lanka||13 Dec 2017|
|208||Shubman Gill||India||New Zealand||18 Jan 2023|
|200||Sachin Tendulkar||India||South Africa||24 Feb 2010|
Gill Looking to fix his Opening Spot:
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Shikhar Dhawan are the three names that are looking to stand alongside Rohit Sharma to open the batting for India. But after this knock, Shubman is comfortably ahead of his counterparts in this race. Ishan Kishan’s case was very strong when he scored a 200 but Shubman’s this effort is of equal worth. So, now only time will tell who will be India’s second opener at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
To know more go to the official website of the BCCI.