Rohit scored a double century in the first ODI against New Zealand.
Team India took a 2-0 lead in the series against New Zealand.
New Delhi. India’s young batsmen have forced the selectors to think. Recently, Shubman Gill came as the future of India. This player was given a chance in the team in place of Ishan Kishan, who scored a double century. After which this issue became the subject of much discussion. But Gill proved it in such a way that everyone from Rohit to Ishaan went behind. At the same time, this player has got a nickname in the midst of the initial steps in international cricket.
Shubman Gill hit a double century in the first ODI against New Zealand. This innings came out of his bat when veteran players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli left the team. With this double century, Gill proved why he has got a place in the place of a double centurion. Not only this, he is now ahead of Rohit Sharma and Ishaan Kishan. Gill has now become the youngest batsman to score a double century.
Got nickname before Rohit Sharma
Indian captain is known as Hitman. This is the story of that match when Rohit scored a double century at the age of 26. But Gill has already done such a feat before Hitman, due to which he got the nickname before Rohit. The 23-year-old has been given a cute name by former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar.
I have named you ‘Smoothman Gill’ – Sunil Gavaskar
The young batsman interacted with Gavaskar after the win against New Zealand on 21 January. During that time the former veteran said, ‘I have given you a new nickname, Smoothman Gill. I hope you will not mind.
To this Shubman Gill replied, ‘I have no objection at all, sir.’ In the second ODI against New Zealand, Gill played an unbeaten inning of 40 runs. India won this match by 8 wickets and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 22, 2023, 10:32 IST