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Gill surpasses Rohit, added to list with Kohli and Yuvraj Singh

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Shubhman Gill arrived in the fifteenth over, thereafter he smashed 130 runs off just 97 balls. This knock included 15 fours and only one six overall. Gill who was last also seen in the West Indies tour, however, couldn’t complete his well-deserved century. Gill during the Indies tour managed to make 98* runs and missed the century due to rain in the host stadium.

Although today was the day for the young batter on the track. Shubhman this time played a very fine inning during the match against Zimbabwe, Gill scored 130 runs. In the ongoing ODI series, India played 3rd and the final ODI in Harare. The visiting team, The men in blue won the toss and opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. During the batting innings, Gill looked calm and very focused, However, at the other end wickets kept falling. Gill achieved his maiden century in ODI in 82 balls.

Gill’s stunner batting performance took him over India’s all-format captain Rohit Sharma. Although Rohit Sharma is not playing the series and gearing up for the bigger game in Asia Cup on Sunday 28th Aug. Gill joined the list of young batters who have scored centuries overseas. The list consists of only two players that is Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh who are above 22 years.

Youngest to score a century overseas other than Shubhman Gill

22yr 41 days -> Yuvraj Singh vs Australia in their home

22 yr 315 days-> Virat Kohli in Eng

22yr 348d – Shubman Gill in ZIM this series

As soon as the in-form batter achieved this goal, wishes started to pour in for Gill, Congratulating him for the milestone achieved. Yuvraj Singh who’s also a part of this milestone took to Twitter and posted

 “Finally!!! Well played @ShubmanGill u seriously deserved that Ton! Congratulations on your first 100 many more to come this is just a start.”

Irfan Pathan another legend of Indian cricket spoke on Twitter and said

“First of many 100 for this youngster Shubman Gill, well done.”

India meanwhile, thanks to this knock and Kishan’s 50 posted a total of 289/8 in 50 overs.

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