In the third unofficial Test match against West Indies A, Indian cricketer Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 204, of off 250 balls, for the 'A' team - and became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a double century.
The 19-year-old Shubman Gill notched up 204* – becoming the youngest to score a first-class double 💯 for an Indian representative side.https://t.co/Lft6AmvImX— ICC (@ICC) August 9, 2019
19-year-old Shubman broke the record that was previously held by Gautam Gambhir, who had scored 218 for India Board President's XI against Zimbabwe in 2002, when he was 20 years old.
Many people took to Twitter to talk about how Gill - who wasn't selected for the senior touring parties for the series in West Indies - deserved more chances:
19-year-old Shubman Gill scored 204* off 250 balls, becomes the youngest to score a first-class double ton for an Indian representative side. Captain Hanuma Vihari scored 118*. Team India's future looks bright. Congrats 👏🇮🇳 #IndAvWIA #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/16Q7OZcHr7— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) August 9, 2019
@RealShubmanGill keep scoring uhh will get your reward.— Shubham Gill (@shubhamgill49) August 9, 2019
Shubham Gill is in West Indies, playing against a West Indian team. #203*— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) August 8, 2019
India is in West Indies, playing against a West Indies team.
But they aren't the same. pic.twitter.com/J0YuRsyiyh
201*— Shubham Jaiswal 🌀 (@IamShuuu) August 8, 2019
Shubhman Gill 🔥🔥
Well played shubham gill— MOHD.SALMAN (@mohd7520696509) August 9, 2019
Shubham Gill should get a chance against SA in tests. If KL Rahul fails against WI then Gill should get a chance at opening position with Agrawal vs SA. Gill is consistent for past 2/3 years but got just 3 chances...!!! #ShubhamGill #WIvIND #INDvSA— Aditya Vaidya (@adityavaidya99) August 10, 2019
Shubham gill is ur no. 4 .. try him for a year . U r also got selected after under 19 wc ... u didn't even score double hundred... every punjabi has aggression.. u better know .— Pushpinder (@Pushpin77526729) August 9, 2019
The right-handed player helped set up a 373-run target, and in fact, has been in an exceptional form throughout team 'A' innings.