Everyone felt short of adjectives as Shubman hit a sensational double century knock in the first against New Zealand.The post-match ceremony saw him breaking into a funny banter with wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan.
The Indian opener was a sheer delight to watch as the team scripted a sensational win against their higher ranked opponent. Shubman Gill’s century saw a thrilling final over against the Kiwis yesterday. However, it was the post-match ceremony that further added a light humour to the game. After the hosts defeated the Kiwis, Shubhman received the player of the match award. The funny moment arose when Shubman Gill’s banter with fellow cricketer Ishan Kishan started. The moment arose when the presenter asked Shubman how it felt to have joined the league of double century getters like Ishan Kishan. And the opener had an impressive answer ready.
Shubman Gill banter answering to Harsha Bhogle’s question
Double century in a One Day Internatioinal is no ordinary feat. So far only 10 players have achieved it. Out of the 10 double centuries, Indians have hit 7 of them. Rohit Sharma has hit three times. It was a proud moment for the country when master blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to achieve the feat. And what made the Shubman feat so special that his fellow batsman Ishan Kishan too slammed a double century in Bangladesh. Indian opener Gill became bettered the left-hander by becoming the fastest to the landmark in ODIs at the age of 23. Speaking at the post-match ceremony, the Indian opener gave Kishan a special mention.
and it was special. It feels nice when you want to do something and it is coming off regularly. Definitely a sense of satisfaction. It (double ton) has sunk in pretty well. The game went much closer than I expected. He (Kishan) is one of my best mates. I was there when he scored his ODI double-hundred”Shubhman Gill when Harsha Bhogle asked him about joining the club of double century getters.
Captain Rohit Sharma also joined in Shubhman Gill’s banter on the field
Shubman Gill’s banter went to another level after India captain Rohit Sharma joined the duo for a chat. The video caught the candid conversation between the three. The conversation between Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma went.
Ishan Kishan: “I have a question for him) What was your pre-match routine?”
Rohit Sharma: (Interrupting) “You should know that as you guys stay in the same room…”
Shubman Gill: “He (Kishan) spoils my entire pre-match routine as he doesn’t let me sleep. He doesn’t use earphones and watches movie in full volume. Isko main gaali deke bolta hu bhai awaz kam kar le ya earphones laga le. Par ye bolta hai ‘tu mere room mein so raha hai. Meri marzi se chalega. Har roz ladai hoti hai. (I abuse him and ask him to turn down the volume but he says it is his room and the rules will be according to him. I fight with him daily). This is my pre-match.”
Ishan Kishan: “I think it is because you slept in my room, you scored my runs.”
Rohit Sharma: “Just to let you know guys. These two are real buddies. They’ve been playing cricket together since ages. They go back a long way. They’ve got great camaraderie.”
Shubhman broke many records after the double ton
Indian opener not only became the fifth Indian batter to slam a double hundred in men’s cricket, but also broke some of the existing records.
- Broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of unbeaten 186 against New Zealand at Hyderabad (1999) as the highest individual run-getter against New Zealand in the 50-over format.
- Youngest batter to register a double hundred in the 50-over format.
- Fastest Indian Cricketer to complete 1,000 runs in ODI cricket.