Team India opener Shubman Gill equalled the record for must runs scored in a bilateral series, scoring 360 runs – including a double century and a ton – in three games against New Zealand. Head coach Rahul Dravid was really pleased that Gill is finally living up to his immense potential finally.
Dravid recalled the words of Shubman Gill’s father when the young opener wasn’t converting his scores into centuries. Continuing his red-hot form, the Indian opener on Tuesday (January 24) brought up his 4th ODI century in the third and final match of the series against New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, here to equal a rare record set by Pakistan’s Babar Azam against West Indies in 2016.
Gill made 112 runs off just 78 balls, bringing up his second century of the series. Earlier in the series opener in Hyderabad, the opening batter had smashed a 208 to become the fifth Indian batter to get to an ODI double hundred. The youngster was also adjudged Player of the Series for his impressive performance against the Kiwis.