The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill smashed centuries in the third ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday. Post their heroics, former Indian legend Yuvraj Singh lauded them. Both the batters helped India put on 385 for nine in the first innings.

Yuvraj Singh took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Gill gill gill !!! You beauty @ShubmanGilll congratulations @ImRo455about time you scored your 30th ton shabash mundiyo!!! Chake de India #IndiaVsNewZealand”.

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After New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss, he opted to field first. Both the Indian batters built a huge 212-run opening stand as Rohit got 101 off 85 balls and Shubman scored his fourth ODI century (112 off 78) at Indore.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma equalled former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s tally of ODI hundreds. Notably, both Rohit and Ponting now have 30 centuries in the 50-over format. While Ponting finished with that many hundreds after his 375-match career, the Indian opener now has 30 in 241 matches.


The 35-year-old is now the joint-third in the list of most ODI hundreds. The two batters who have more centuries in this format than him are also Indians with Sachin Tendulkar at the top of this list with 49 hundreds and Rohit’s teammate Kohli not too far behind with as many as 46 tons. Also, Rohit Sharma led team India whitewashed the Kiwis and sealed the series by 3-0.


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