Shubman Gill struck his maiden ODI century in the 3rd and final match of the series against Zimbabwe. The 22-year-old youngster amassed 130 of 97 deliveries to help India pile up 289 in 50 overs.
With the century, Gill registered a plethora of records to his name.
He scored the highest individual score in the ODIs by an Indian in Zimbabwe. Gill broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 127 runs, which he scored against Zimbabwe in 1998 in Bulawayo.
He further accumulated the highest score in ODIs by an Indian in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Gill surpassed Ambati Rayudu, who scored an unbeaten 124 against Zimbabwe in 2015.
He struck 15 fours and 1 six becoming the youngest Indian to smash an ODI hundred in Zimbabwe.
Highest ODI score for India in Zimbabwe:
129* – Shubman Gill v ZIM, today (so far)
127* – Sachin Tendulkar v ZIM, 1998
124* – Ambati Rayudu v ZIM, 2015
122* – Sachin Tendulkar v WI, 2001
120 – Yuvraj Singh v ZIM, 2005
Gill, aged 22 years and 348 days, beat Indian skipper Rohit Sharma to the record, who previously slammed an ODI ton aged 23 years and 28 days.
Talking about the youngest Indian to score a century, Gill joined the elite list of Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli.
Gill became the 3rd youngest Indian to score an ODI century overseas. The first two on the list are Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, who were also 22 then.
Youngest Indian to Score Overseas Century in ODIs
22yr 41d – Yuvraj Singh in AUS
22yr 315d – Virat Kohli in ENG
22yr 348d – Shubman Gill in ZIM
Gill could have had his maiden ODI ton earlier against West Indies in the 3rd ODI when he struck an unbeaten 98 in a rain-affected match.