Young Indian batters Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have scored double centuries in one-day internationals in the last few months to join the elite list of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma. Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has praised both batsmen and hopes their careers will not fade away after a sparkling start.
Ishan Kishan scored the fastest-ever double-century in history against Bangladesh in December, scoring 210 runs off 131 balls with 24 fours and 10 sixes. Shubman Gill scored 208 runs off 149 balls in the first ODI of the ongoing three-match series against New Zealand. The two batsmen created a selection headache for the team management, but they chose the right-handed batsman as Rohit Sharma’s partner.
Two Double Centuries Cracked By Indian Batsmen – Sunil Gavaskar
Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar believes that the young batsmen are full of confidence and have a bright future. He warned them not to get carried away after the incredible batting and to keep their heads and feet on the ground.
“In the last one month or so, there have been two double centuries cracked by Indian batsmen in one-day internationals. Both were magnificent innings by young men brimming with confidence and with a huge future ahead of them,” Sunil Gavaskar wrote for Mid-Day.
“They are in their early 20s, so what they make of the future is entirely up to them. Will they keep their head and feet on the ground after these stupendous knocks or are they going to get carried away so much that they think that all that they have to do is to just turn up at the crease and the runs will flow by automatically,” he added.
India will take on New Zealand in the third and final ODI of the three-match series at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, on Tuesday, January 24. Team management might be tempted to give a chance to youngsters in the final match as the series is already sealed.