Team India batter Shubman Gill slammed his maiden International century in the third ODI against Zimbabwe on Monday, August 22 at the Harare Sports Club. He fell short of the achievement on a couple of occasions earlier this year. Even in the first ODI, the right-handed batter played a good knock, but could not get to his century as India won the match before his milestone. However, he was determined to get to his maiden hundred at the International level.
Shubman Gill carried his rich vein of form in the third ODI. He walked out to bat at number three after the fall of skipper KL Rahul’s wicket. The opening duo of Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan put on 63 runs on the board for the first wicket. Shubman Gill looked in great touch at the crease as he looked to put on a good partnership.
The right-handed batter along with Ishan Kishan scored 140 runs for the third wicket-stand. Ishan Kishan slammed a fifty off 61 deliveries in the innings. Gill completed his maiden International century in the forty-third over. Nyauchi bowled a good length delivery, which he punched towards the sweeper cover region. Gill took a single off the delivery to get to his hundred.
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.@ShubmanGill with his 🏏 was a box-office 🍿
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) August 22, 2022
Shubman Gill got out for 130 runs off 97 deliveries, including fifteen boundaries, and six. Team India put on 289 runs on the board in fifty overs for the loss of eight wickets on the back of Gill’s century. His performance has left the fans in awe, who took to social media to praise the youngster.
Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Shubman Gill’s century:
First of many for Shubman Gill. Serious class.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 22, 2022
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) August 22, 2022
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 22, 2022
Shubman Gill scoring an international ton was always a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’. There’s just too much class in the kid. First of many… 👏👏 #ZimvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 22, 2022
First of many 💯 for this youngster @ShubmanGill well done 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 22, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 22, 2022
Performance of Shubman Gill in the last 6 ODI matches:
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 22, 2022
91 at gabba (bgt 2020)
98* against west Indies 2022
82* against Zimbabwe 2022
The wait is finally over. gill scored his maiden international century today 😍.
The beginning of an era 🔥
— Raja Sekhar Yadav (@cricketwithraju) August 22, 2022
Maiden ODI ton for Gill Saab. First of the many, many, many to come in the future. He has played some exceptional shots on a deck not many have got going, he's batted at over 100 SR, top class effort.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 22, 2022
Sensational Shubhman- 100 off 82 , that’s how you make the most of the opportunities that you get !
Well played young man , this is just the beginning.
— Cpt KSHITIJ PANDEY (@dr_fluffy_) August 22, 2022
Shubman Gill’s blazing performance on the Zimbabwe tour
Shubman Gill began the Zimbabwe tour on a fantastic note slamming 82 runs off just 72 deliveries in the first ODI. He has ended it brilliantly, with his maiden International century for India. So far, he is the leading run-scorer in the series, scoring 245 runs at an average of 122.50. With his 130-runs knock, the right-handed batter has broken several records.
Gill registered the highest individual score by an Indian against Zimbabwe in ODIs thus breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record. The Mumbai batter had scored 127* in 1998 in the first ODI of the three-match series. Gill also completed 1000 runs in International cricket. With the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 around the corner, he will be keen to continue his blazing form.