Shubman Gill scored his first century in Test cricket at Chattogram against Bangladesh on Friday, December 16 In 2022. Gill becomes the first Indian opener to score a century in Test cricket.
The India flyhalf combined with Cheteshwar Pujara for 113 points after captain KL Rahul was sacked. Gill played a quick inning after a tense start, hitting 11 boundaries and three sixes for 110 for 152 balls
Gill constantly played at an age-group level above his.
A right-hand top-order batsman from Punjab, Shubman Gill is known for his penchant for big runs. He was hence drafted into India Under-19 side as the vice-captain for the 2018 World Cup. He made his first-class debut before that, for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in late 2017 with a half-century in the game and an attacking 129 in the next match.
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Before Gill, two Indian openers had reached their half century but were far from a century.
The closest to a century was Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 66 against England in Birmingham in the last Test of the series Besides him. KL Rahul scored 50 against South Africa.
Gill played a patient inning that day and handled the short ball well, much to the chagrin of captain KL Rahul. Rahul dug the square field deep as he tried to slice Khaled Ahmed but couldn’t get the required ball height.
Jill, on the other hand, looked unfazed and only came out after her century to try and confront Mehidi Hassan. After Gill’s departure, Chesteshwar Pujara seemed eager to enter his century as India was about to declare itself. After scoring 50 out of 87, Pujara slightly improved his scoring rate. He ended his century with 130 after which KL Rahul immediately decided to call off his batsmen.
India have set a huge target of 513 runs against the hosts and are looking to conclude the test match with just over a day left.