Despite the Indian cricket team’s poor performance, some young players shine as a ray of hope. Shubman Gill, 23, joined Ishan Kishan as the second Indian player to score a double-hundred in the One Day International (ODI) matches against New Zealand on Wednesday. Several outstanding individual performances aided India’s opening ODI victory over New Zealand.
Gill didn’t intend to score a double century at first, and he didn’t realise it was possible until late in the game.
“I couldn’t wait to get out and do the things that piqued my interest. Some of the wickets that fell made me want to scream. I’m relieved that I was eventually successful. When the bowlers are on top, putting the pressure back on them is necessary. The goal was to reach the gaps quickly, hit hard, and avoid the dot balls. Yes, that is what I aimed for. “Gill stated this during the match’s post-show press conference.
“I didn’t set out to score 200, but after a string of sixes in the 47th over, I began to believe I could. I had previously been a meritocratic player. Kishan is one of my closest friends. As a witness, I can attest that his first ODI century was a historic occasion. Trying to achieve a challenging goal is fantastic, and everything works out. It (the double tonne) appears to have been reasonably well absorbed. The game, on the other hand, was much closer than we had anticipated. “Gill is one of them.
The young cricketer has broken several records, including the fastest time for an Indian to reach 1,000 runs in one-day internationals. Gill has surpassed the previous record holders, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, who needed 24 One-Day International games to get 1,000 runs. With only 18 innings, Pakistani player Fakhar Zaman set the record for the fastest 1,000 runs on the international stage.
In addition, Gill broke Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record for the highest individual score in an ODI against New Zealand. Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 186 against the Kiwis in Hyderabad, one of his best scores.
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