Not long ago, Yash Dhull hogged the limelight when he guided India to the U19 World Cup title. Under his captaincy, India got the better of England to win the fifth trophy. Fans from across quarters heaped praise on Yash Dhull for his captaincy. Now, he created waves in first-class cricket as well.
The 19-year-old youngster who scored a century against Australia in the U19 World Cup in the semi-final earned a call up to the Delhi cricket team in the Ranji Trophy. The tournament resumed in India today after two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During the Group H game between Delhi and Tamil Nadu, Yash Dhull came through with flying colours with his sensational knock. The right-handed batsman who played his first Ranji Trophy match came out to bat for the state when the team was in a troublesome situation.
Yash Dhull scores a century on his first-class debut
Delhi lost two wickets early on in the game as the scorecard read 7/2. Meanwhile, Yash Dhull took some time to settle at the crease and played one of the best innings of his cricketing career. The youngster showcased a great sense of calmness and composure on the field.
He scored his maiden first-class century right after the stroke of lunch session on Day 1 against Tamil Nadu at the ACA Stadium in Baraspara on Thursday. With this achievement, he emulated batting greats in the process.
The Delhi-born cricketer joined the elite list of batters including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Amol Mujumdar, and several other legends. All these players have scored a century on first-class debut.
Dhull steadied Delhi’s ship from 7/2 by adding a 60-run partnership with Nitish Rana for the third wicket. However, Rana departed after scoring 25 runs. Dhull constructed a 119-run partnership with Jonty Sidhu for the fourth wicket. The youngster was trapped for LBW off M Mohammed on 113. At the end of Day 1, Delhi scored 291/7