Shubman Gill becomes 5th Indian to score double century in ODIs

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India's young batsman Shubman Gill has become the 5th Indian to score a double century in ODIs against New Zealand.

An overview of the news 

  • In the match played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Shubman Gill scored 208 runs in 149 balls with the help of 19 fours and 9 sixes.

  • Shubman Gill completed his double century by hitting Lockie Ferguson for three consecutive sixes during the match, becoming the first batsman in the world to do so.

  • With this, Shubman has also become the youngest player in the world to score a double century in ODIs.

  • Shubman Gill has become the fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in 19 innings.

  • Shubman Gill has joined an exclusive club of five Indian batsmen to score a double century along with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan.

  • India's Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman to score a double century in ODI format. He achieved this feat in 2010 by scoring 200 runs against South Africa.

  • India's Rohit Sharma is the batsman with most 3 double centuries in ODI cricket.

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