Team India batsman Shubman Gill recently surpassed legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar’s 24-year-old record. Gill delivered a stupendous performance at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad during the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday, January 18.
Shubman Gill scored a double-century
Gill was in sumptuous form with the bat, smashing 208 runs off 149 deliveries. He achieved the landmark with 19 boundaries and nine massive sixes. The Gujarat Titans (GT) star reached the milestone in the 49th over, hitting three consecutive sixes off Lockie Ferguson.
His knock propelled the home side to 349 runs in their allotted 50 overs after Rohit Sharma decided to bat first. This is currently the highest individual ODI score at this venue.
In the process, Gill also shattered Tendulkar’s record for the highest individual score against the Kiwis. The former Indian opener smashed 186 off 150 balls, including 20 boundaries and three sixes, during the second ODI of the five-match series at Hyderabad in 1999.
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden sits third on the list, having smacked an unbeaten 181 in Hamilton in 2007. D Callaghan, who scored an unbeaten 169 in Centurion in 1994, sits fourth on the list.
Along with this, Gill is now also the youngest player to register an ODI double hundred. At 23 years and 132 days, he went past fellow teammate Ishan Kishan, who registered the feat last month at the age of 24 years and 145 days.