Despite ending on the losing side, young Shubman Gill achieved a unique feat as on Monday the right-handed batsman became the youngest player to lead a side in Deodhar Trophy finals. Led by Gill, India ‘C’ took on India ‘B’ in the finals of Deodhar Trophy 2019-20 at the JSCA International Complex in Ranchi on Monday, which they lost by 51 runs.
The batsman, who hails from Punjab, is 20 years and 57 days old. Previously current India skipper Virat Kohli held the record for being the youngest captain to play in the finals of Deodhar Trophy. In the 2009-10 season, Kohli led the North Zone in the summit clash when he was 21 years and 124 days old.
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However, Gill’s poor show with the bat continued in the finals as he could only manage to add one run on the scoreboard. The India ‘C’ skipper was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India B got off to a poor start losing both their openers early in the innings. However, Kedhar Jadhav’s 86 off 94 balls and a half-century by Yashasvi Jaiswal helped the team recover from the early damage as they posted 283/7 in their respective 50 overs.
In response, India ‘C’ could only manage 232/9 in 50 overs. Apart from Priyam Garg, no other India ‘C’ batsmen could show any resistance against India B’s bowling attack.
Shahbaz Nadeem, who recently made India debut, was the standout bowler for India B as he scalped four wickets while giving away 32 runs in 10 overs.