Shubhman Gill:-Harare, Aug 22: His heart was racing when he moved to the 90s and the fear of losing out on getting that elusive hundred did grip his mind but Shubhman Gill was determined to make it count this time, especially after getting a bit of “schooling” from his father.Also Read – Shubman Gill Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 24-Year-Old Feat With Maiden ODI Century at Harare
The 22-year-old, who made his International debut in an ODI in 2019, scored 130 off 97 balls as India posted 289 for eight against Zimbabwe and completed a 3-0 clean sweep of the hosts with a 13-run win. Also Read – WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan Hit the Dance Floor as Team India Celebrate Series Win Over Zimbabwe
“My heart was beating when I got into the 90s. I had got out in the 90s thrice before and never got a hundred in International cricket. It’s always special to get a hundred,” Gill said at the presentation ceremony. Also Read – Shubman Gill, Sikander Raza Slam Centuries; India Beat Zimbabwe By 13 Runs to Clinch Series 3-0
Gill also topped the run chart in the series with 245 runs at an average of 122.50 to be adjudged both the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series.
Known to have all the classical shots in his repertoire, Gill, who has played 11 Tests and nine ODIs, has often copped criticised for not being able to convert his starts.
In the second ODI, he threw his wicket away for 33 after some sublime stroke-making.