Opener to score a half-century in the West Indies. He did this feat at the age of 22 years 317 days. This record was earlier held by Sachin Tendulkar.
India started the West Indies tour with a win. Team India defeated the hosts by 3 runs in the first ODI match played in Port of Spain. Batting first, India put 308 runs on the board. During this, captain Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries. While chasing the target, the Windies team could only score 305 runs. With this win, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
In this match, Indian opener Shubman Gill scored the first half-century of his ODI career and with this he broke the big record of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. This is the record for the youngest Indian to score a half-century in ODI cricket in the West Indies. Gill has overtaken Sachin by doing this feat at the age of 22 years 317 days. Earlier, Sachin was the youngest Indian opener to score a half-century in the West Indies. He did this feat at the age of 24 years and 3 days.
On the other hand, if we talk about the all-over record, then Gill’s number comes after Virat Kohli. King Kohli scored a half-century in the West Indies in 2010 at the age of 22 years 215 days and he is the youngest Indian to do so.
In 2020, Gill played the last ODI
Before playing the match against West Indies, Shubman Gill’s ODI career was only three matches. Gill, who made his 50-over debut on 31 January 2019, last played against Australia on 2 December 2020. Now after one and a half years in the absence of senior players, once again this player has got a chance. Gill scored a brilliant 64 runs in the first ODI, if he performs well in the next two ODIs, then he can strengthen his claim.