Rohit Sharma Welcomes Shubman Gill To The Double Century Club
By CricShots - Jan 19, 2023 11:47 am
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India registered a close 12-run win over New Zealand in the first ODI match of the three-match series at Hyderabad on January 18, 2023. One of the top performers of the game was the young opener, Shubman Gill, who became the youngest Indian batter to hit a double century on Wednesday. During his knock of 208, Gill also shattered the record for being the youngest to hit a double century in men’s cricket earning him a lot of praise from the cricketing fraternity. 

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill

After the match, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma welcomed Gill to the ODI double-century club alongside Ishan Kishan. In a video released by the BCCI, Rohit, Ishan, and Shubman engaged in hilarious banter. Rohit started off by welcoming Shubman to the 200-club and said that it was superb to watch his innings.

In the video, Rohit Sharma was heard saying, “The way you constructed your innings was superb to watch because on the other side we were losing wickets at regular intervals. It is not easy for a set batsman to continue batting in a similar fashion with wickets falling on the other end. Our next best score is 34 after your 208, and that tells you a lot how well you batted.”

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Rohit Sharma took a dig at Ishan Kishan after finishing with Shubman and asked him how he could be dropped for three games after scoring a double-century. He asked, “Ishan you made a double hundred, and then you did not play three matches. What is this?” Ishan replied saying, “Bhaiya, you were the captain of the team. But yes, we take learnings from everything. ” Rohit further added, “Do you like batting at four?” To which Ishan Kishan replied, “Yes bhaiya, I love it.”

In further conversation, Shubman Gill reveals some inside-the-dressing-room stories. Asked about how it felt to score a double hundred by Rohit Sharma, Gill said that he had been getting starts throughout but he was missing the opportunity of batting for long hours, which he didn’t on Wednesday. 

In the video shared by BCCI, Shubman Gill said, “It felt pretty amazing. I got a good start once again in this game, I knew that I had an opportunity to play a long innings, it felt good when it paid off. I thought to myself that I need to put pressure on the bowler by ticking away with runs because it is easy to bowl dot balls after a wicket falls.”

Ishan Kishan poked fun at Shubman asking about his pre-match routine. Gill did not spare his India roommate and freely spoke about how the Southpaw destroys his routine on a daily basis.

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Shubman Gill elaborated, “Ishan destroys my pre-match routine. He is on his iPad all the time and he does not use AirPods while playing his movies at full volume. I abuse him and tell him that please either reduce the volume or use AirPods. Ishan scolds me saying that it is his room and he will do things as he pleases and we fight every day. That is my pre-match routine.”