“New Beast Of World Cricket” – Twitter Erupts As Shubman Gill Smashes A Sensational Century vs New Zealand In Indore ODI
“New Beast Of World Cricket” – Twitter Erupts As Shubman Gill Smashes A Sensational Century vs New Zealand In Indore ODI

The 23-year-old India National Cricket Team opening batsman Shubman Gill, who plays for Punjab in domestic cricket and Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), smashed a terrific hundred in the third and final ODI of the series against the Tom Latham-led New Zealand National Cricket Team at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday, January 24.

India sealed the series by winning the thrilling first ODI by a small margin of 12 runs, the second ODI dominantly by 8 wickets and the third ODI in Indore is a dead rubber encounter.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (PC-AP)

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Gill alongside his opening partner Rohit Sharma once again provided India with an exceptional start in the match and they played with an attacking approach on the batting-friendly small Indore ground.

The openers played an attacking brand of cricket and completed 50 runs partnership in just 45 balls and 100 runs partnership in just 76 balls.

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Shubman Gill once again showed that he has a wide range of shots and played some beautiful-looking strokes. He reached the half-century milestone off just 33 balls, with 8 fours and 2 sixes.

Shubman Gill (PC-Getty Images)
Shubman Gill (PC-Getty Images)

Gill continued batting brilliantly and completed his ton on the last ball of the 26th over, which was bowled by Blair Tickner. He outside-edged a delivery that went for a four and completed his 3rd 100-plus score in his last 4 ODI innings. He looked extremely delighted after scoring a century, took off his helmet and brought out his trademark celebration.

Overall, he smashed 112 runs off 78 balls, including 13 fours and 5 sixes, before being cleaned up by Tickner on the last ball of the 28th over.

Talking about records, Gill broke Virat Kohli’s record to become the first Indian batter to score 300-plus runs in a three-match ODI series. Also, he equalled Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s record for most runs in a bilateral 3-match ODI series. Babar scored 360 runs in 2016 against West Indies.

Notably, before a sensational ton in the third ODI, Shubman Gill had stunned everyone with his remarkable double century in the ODI series opener in Hyderabad. He smashed amazing 208 runs off 149 balls, including 19 fours and 9 sixes, to become the youngest player to score a double century in ODIs.

Also, in the second ODI in Raipur, Gill scored unbeaten 40 runs off 53 balls, including 6 fours, to help India chase down the small 109-run target.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image Credits: Twitter)

Meanwhile, Shubman Gill has also become the fastest Indian to complete 4 ODI centuries as he took just 21 Innings to reach the milestone. The previous quickest to the milestone for India was Shikhar Dhawan, who took 24 innings. Overall, Gill is the 4th fastest in the world to reach the milestone after Imam-ul-Haq (9), Quinton de Kock (16) and Dennis Amiss (18).

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Shubman Gill’s Marvellous Century vs New Zealand In 3rd ODI:


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