Shubman Gill wrote himself into the record books on Wednesday, hitting a brilliant double hundred in the first One Day International against New Zealand in Hyderabad, according to ICC.
Gill’s stunning knock saw him join the elite company as one of just eight players in the history of the game to have reached the milestone in a Men’s ODI, and the youngest of those eight players.
The young opener fell in the final over to close out his knock on 208 from 149 balls, having hit 19 fours and nine maximums in his innings to lift India to a score of 349/8. The next highest score in the innings was 34.
A news report published by ICC stated that Gill’s scoring accelerated throughout the innings, with his first 50 coming off 52 balls. He went from 50 to 100 off just 35 deliveries and again from 100 to 150 from 35 deliveries.
But it was his final flurry that saw the acceleration really take off, with Gill going from 150 to 200 in just 23 balls, passing the double-century point thanks to three consecutive sixes.
India’s limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma still holds the record for the highest individual score in a full men’s ODI with his 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.
And Sharma is the only player to have reached a double-hundred more than once in the format, with three to his name – the others against Australia in 2013 (209) and versus Sri Lanka in 2017 (208*).
Highest Men’s ODI Individual Scores
Rohit Sharma, 265 – vs Sri Lanka, 2014
Martin Guptill, 237* – vs West Indies, 2015
Virender Sehwag, 219 – vs West Indies, 2011
Chris Gayle, 215 – vs Zimbabwe, 2015
Fakhar Zaman, 210* – vs Zimbabwe, 2018
Ishan Kishan, 210 – vs Bangladesh, 2022
Rohit Sharma, 209 – vs Australia, 2013
Rohit Sharma, 208* – vs Sri Lanka, 2017
Shubman Gill, 208 – vs New Zealand, 2023
Sachin Tendulkar, 200* – vs South Africa, 2010