Shubman Gill slammed his Maidan double century off just 145 balls during the first ODI match between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesday. He become the fifth Indian batter to achieve the feat and his innings was adorned with 19 boundaries and 9 massive sixes. The youngest cricketer to hit a double century in ODI.
The youngest who looked completely in control against the New Zealand bowlers, he is stitched together a solid 50 run partnership with Rohit for the opening wicket and although Rohit was dismissed, Gill continued without any discomfort on the pitch with an even bounce.
The right hander continued to play his shots even when India lost two quick wickets in the form of Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan.
Gill was able to reach his third century and in the process, he also became the fastest Indian cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs.
He was able to bring up his 150 in 122 balls and even as he continued to lose partners on the other end, Gill decided to take an aggressive stance that was instrumental in taking India past 300.
Gill double century incidentally the highest score ever against New Zealand in the history of ODIs cricket as he went past India Legend Sachin Tendulkar’s score of 186 in Nagpur.