Shubman Gill at presentation ceremony after 3rd ODI against New Zealand© BCCI/Sportzpics
Shubman Gill’s recent form bodes well for the Indian cricket team with the ODI World Cup at home in a few months. The young opener hit his fourth ODI ton in 21 games on Tuesday when he scored 112 against New Zealand in Indore. He is currently averaging 73.76 in the 50-over format. When Gill reached 112 points in the match at Indore, he tied Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s record of scoring most points (360) in a three match ODI series. Gill also has a barrel in the Test format.
In a video interview that aired on Star Sports on Tuesday, Shubman was asked the tricky question of choosing between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. Shubman, 23, replied: “I think Virat Bhai because…Sachin sir is the reason why I started playing cricket because my father was his big fan. When he retired I was too young to understand cricket The time I started to understand cricket a bit more I would say Virat bhai because I learned a lot from him as a batsman.”
Speaking of the third ODI, Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI century in three years as Shubman Gill continued his explosive run to take India to 385 for nine. The two set up a combative opening score of 212 points as Rohit (101 off 85 balls) crossed the triple-digit mark for the first time since January 2020. Gill (112 from 78) achieved his fourth ODI hundred.
Rahul Dravid joked on the eve of the match that bowlers don’t want to bowl as soon as they land in Indore because of the batsman-friendly conditions. The batter had a run. Even during the chase, New Zealand batters cheered and Devon Conway scored a ton.
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