Shubman’s childhood mentor and former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh tweeted, ‘200 runs in ODIs and at such a young age. Magnificent and incredible. Today is a proud day for me and Shubman’s father. Congratulations.’
Former India opener batsman Virender Sehwag tweeted, ‘Brilliant Shubman Gill, excellent double century.’
Shreyas Iyer wrote, ‘Best wishes bro, great innings.’
Gill’s big record in ODI cricket
With the double century, Shubman Gill made a big record in ODI cricket. Shubman Gill also holds the record for scoring the most 1000 runs for India in ODI cricket. Shubman achieved this feat in his 19th innings. Whereas earlier this record was in the name of Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Virat and Dhawan achieved this feat in their 24th innings in ODI cricket.
Apart from Shubman, Pakistan’s opener batsman Imam-ul-Haq also scored 1000 runs in his 19th innings of ODI cricket.
India won the toss and elected to bat first
In this match being played against New Zealand at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 34 runs in 38 balls to open the team with Shubman Gill. Apart from this, Virat Kohli could score only 8 runs. At the same time, Ishaan Kishan, playing for Team India in this series, scored 8 runs in 14 balls, while Suryakumar Yadav contributed 31 and Hardik Pandya also contributed 28 runs.
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