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When playing in Zimbabwe, Shubman Gill broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record

Shubman Gill broke the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar for the best individual score for India in One-Day Internationals played in Zimbabwe.

Since making his senior debut for his country in an international competition in January 2019, Shubman Gill has been hailed as a player with exceptional potential. Gill’s ability to make shots and his relaxed demeanour immediately set him apart on the field when he was playing for the U-19 team.

However, despite having played in 11 tests and eight one-day internationals, Gill did not have an international century in his arsenal at that point. Before Monday’s third One-Day International match against Zimbabwe, Gill had already struck three half-centuries in One-Day Internationals and four in Tests. On Monday, he hit his first international century after only facing 82 balls during the match. In the end, he finished with 130 after hitting 97 balls.

With the century, Gill broke the previous mark held by Sachin Tendulkar for the best individual score for India in one-day internationals played in Zimbabwe. Tendulkar had scored 127 not out in a match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in the year 1998. At this point in time, Gill is the owner of the record.

During his innings, which consisted of 15 fours and a six, Gill, who was making his comeback in one-day internationals with the series against the West Indies, was a sight to behold. The 22-year-old played a wide variety of strokes, but his cover drives and straight drives were particularly impressive. Before Gill reached the milestone, he went through the 1990s with more than a few anxious moments. He and Ishan Kishan, who scored 50 runs off 61 balls, contributed to a stand worth 140 runs before the latter was eventually run out in an unorthodox manner.

Evans made a close appeal for a leg before decision, but the DRS was overturned after UltraEdge demonstrated that the ball had touched Gill’s bat before crashing into the pads. Kishan, on the other hand, was run out at the other end on the same ball after he left his crease for a quick single, although Gill was busy with the appeal at the time.

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