The young Indian protege, Shubman Gill, who is leading India C in the Deodhar Trophy final, broke the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli’s decade-old record as he led his team in the final of the domestic tournament. Gill, a 20-year-old, became the youngest-known skipper to lead a team in the finals of Deodhar Trophy.
Kohli had captained North Zone in the final back in the 2009-10 season at the age of 21. Though it was a special occasion for the youngster, Gill could not contribute much with the bat in the summit clash against India B as he edged one straight to Yashasvi Jaiswal off Mohammed Siraj’s bowling in the second over.
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Kohli’s statemate Unmukt Chand is third on the list as he led the team at the age of 22 when he led India B in the final of Deodhar Trophy in 2015. In 2009, Virat led his side to a comfortable victory as North Zone defeated West Zone to clinch the coveted trophy in 2009. Gill started the tournament with an impressive knock of 143 against India A on Friday but only managed to score a couple of runs in his next two outings in the domestic tournament.
In the match, the youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kedar Jadhav scored half-centuries while Vijay Shankar also chipped in with a quick knock of 45 off 33 balls for India B. All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham played a blistering cameo of 35 runs off just 10 deliveries towards the fag end of the innings to lift his side to a fighting total of 283 for seven in 50 overs.
Coming to chase down the target of 284, India C openers, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal were dismissed under the first 12 overs itself. They failed to recover from the same as they only managed to score 232/9 in their quota of 50 overs and lost the match by 51 runs. Axar Patel was the highest run-scorer as he amassed 38 for India C and for India B, Shahbaz Nadeem did most of the damage as he finsihed woth 4/32in his quota of 10 overs.