Team India is literally slaying on its tour to West Indies. After sealing the victory in T-20 series by 3-0, team India is now on the ODI and Test series against West Indies.
But, the latest cricketer who is hogging headlines off late is not Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma but 19-year-old Shubhman Gill! In the third, unofficial Test match against West Indies, Gill managed to put team India in the driver’s seat with his stellar partnership with Hanuman Vihari.
Scoring 204 off 250 deliveries Gill became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a double ton in a first-class match. The record was previously held by now MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir. He had scored 218 runs for India Board President’s XI against Zimbabwe in 2002 at the age of 20.
Twitter soon flooded with praise for Gill and he is being hailed as the ‘next big thing in cricket’ by netizens.
Shubham gill is ur no. 4 .. try him for a year . U r also got selected after under 19 wc … u didn't even score double hundred… every punjabi has aggression.. u better know .
— Pushpinder (@pushpinder2011) August 9, 2019
Shubham Gill should get a chance against SA in tests. If KL Rahul fails against WI then Gill should get a chance at opening position with Agrawal vs SA. Gill is consistent for past 2/3 years but got just 3 chances…!!! #ShubhamGill #WIvIND #INDvSA
— Aditya Vaidya (@adityavaidya99) August 10, 2019
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) August 9, 2019
Shubham Gill is in West Indies, playing against a West Indian team. #203*
India is in West Indies, playing against a West Indies team.
But they aren't the same. pic.twitter.com/J0YuRsyiyh
— Alagappan Vijayakumar (@IndianMourinho) August 8, 2019
@RealShubmanGill keep scoring uhh will get your reward.
— Shubham Gill (@shubhamgill49) August 9, 2019
19-year-old Shubman Gill scored 204* off 250 balls, becomes the youngest to score a first-class double ton for an Indian representative side. Captain Hanuma Vihari scored 118*. Team India's future looks bright. Congrats 👏🇮🇳 #IndAvWIA #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/16Q7OZcHr7
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) August 9, 2019
The right-handed batsman helped set up a score of 373 on the board for the Indies. His phenomenal performance in the team ‘A’ innings of the series is certainly admirable!
Congratulations Shubhman Gill! Keep flying high!