In the third one-day international between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday, Shubman Gill hit a sensational century, bolstering his claim to be a regular opener in the 50-over format. In the game in Thiruvananthapuram, Gill slammed 116 off 97, scoring 14 fours and two sixes in the process.
With his second ODI century, Gill also responded to those who had criticised the Team India management for choosing the 23-year-old over Ishan Kishan as Rohit Sharma’s series partner.
Before the series began, captain Rohit announced that Gill, not Kishan, who had slammed the fastest double century in ODI history against Bangladesh in December, would be his opening partner.
With Shubman Gill playing dominantly, Ishan Kishan’s preference might be on hold as BCCI will continue to consider Gill’s class in the 50-over format.