Young Indian opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday altered the record books, going past teammate Ishan Kishan to become the youngest male cricketer to smash an ODI double hundred. During the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad, the 23-year-old batter from Punjab reached the remarkable milestone in the 49th over of the Indian innings with a hat-trick of sixes off pacer Lockie Ferguson. Though he was dismissed by Henry Shipley in the final over, Gill shattered a number of batting records during his stay at the crease.
ALSO READ | India vs New Zealand Live Score, 1st ODI Latest UpdatesIshan Kishan was 24 (24 years and 145 days old) when he scored a double hundred against Bangladesh in Chattogram ODI last month. Gill edged him past by reaching the feat at the age of 23 (23 years 132 days), becoming the youngest batter in the world to get an ODI double ton. He is now the fifth Indian batter to get a score of 200 or more in ODI innings after legendary Sachin Tendulkar, former opener Virender Sehwag, current captain Rohit Sharma and Kishan. Overall, he is the 8th batter in international cricket to do so.
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ALSO READ | IND vs NZ: ‘Can’t Ignore The Fact What Shubman Gill And Rohit Bhai Have Done’ - Ishan Kishan on Playing in Middle-OrderEarlier, Shubman also became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in ODIs -19 innings. He achieved the feat quicker than Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan who took 24 innings to reach the milestone.Gill started the match 106 runs short of the 1000-run mark and he smashed a sublime century to script history. Overall, Gill is the joint-second fastest alongside Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq in ODI cricket to breach the mark. While Fakhar Zaman sits at the top of the table as he achieved the feat in 18 innings.
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