Srinagar: Rising India star star Shubman Gill on Wednesday scored a stunning ODI double hundred in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad, reaching milestone with three back to back sixes.
Gill’s stunning knock saw him join elite company as one of just eight players in the history of the game to have reached the milestone in a Men’s ODI, and the youngest of those eight players.
The young opener fell in the final over to close out his knock on 208 from 149 balls, having hit 19 fours and nine maximums in his innings to lift India to a score of 349/8. The next highest score in the innings was 34.
India’s limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma still holds the record for the highest individual score in a full men’s ODI with his 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.
And Sharma is the only player to have reached a double-hundred more than once in the format, with three to his name – the others against Australia in 2013 (209) and versus Sri Lanka in 2017 (208*).