India U19 World Cup-winning skipper Yash Dhull continued his form from where he left off in the recent U19 World Cup in West Indies as the youngster slammed a hundred on his debut in Ranji Trophy against a strong Tamil Nadu side on Thursday.
Delhi and Tamil Nadu were clashing in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Elite Group H contest played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to field first.
Yash Dhull, who was sent out to open the innings, brought up his century off just 133 balls with the help of 16 boundaries.
Dhull survived a close call as he was dismissed by M Mohammed when he was on 97 but the ball turned out to be a no-ball. Dhull made full use of this chance and slammed a century on his Ranji debut, a feat that not many cricketers have achieved.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘼 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👌 👌
💯 on Ranji Trophy debut! 👏 👏
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 17, 2022
Yash Dhull led the India U19 team to its record-breaking fifth title victory
Earlier in the month, Yash Dhull tasted early success in his budding career as he led the U19 team to its fifth title victory, which is the most by any U19 team.
Dhull, who missed most part of the tournament due to covid, played some exceptional knocks during the tournament which included a match-winning 80 against South Africa in the opening encounter and a breathtaking hundred against Australia in the semi-finals of the World Cup.
After his heroics in the World Cup, Dhull was roped in by his state franchise Delhi Capitals for an amount of Rs 50 Lakhs.
Dhull’s innings took Twitter by storm as many cricket experts are hailing him as the next big thing in Indian cricket. We hope that Dhull steps up to these expectations and serves Indian cricket for a long time in the future.
• Yash Dhull scores century on his Ranji Trophy debut.
• Dhull led the India U19 team to its fifth title victory earlier in the month.