‘Start of a great jounrney’ – Twitterverse congratulate Yash Dhull for scoring century on First-Class debut
Dhull, who came out to open the innings, was aggressive in his intent as he played some delightful shots all over the park.
Updated - Feb 17, 2022 4:06 pm
Yash Dhull is certainly taking giant strides in the cricket circuit. Less than a month after leading India to the Under-19 World Cup title in West Indies, the right-handed batter slammed a staggering century on First-Class debut. The youngster made his maiden appearance in the longest format in the ongoing Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Tamil Nadu at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
Dhull, who came out to open the innings, was aggressive in his intent as he played some delightful shots all over the park. With the help of 18 boundaries, the young opener ended up scoring 113 off mere 150 deliveries. Netizens were highly impressed with Dhull’s magnificent knock as social media got flooded with praises.
Many even view him as the next big thing in Indian cricket. Speaking of how the opening Ranji Trophy game panned out, Tamil Nadu won the toss and opt to bowled to bowl at a challenging surface. While Dhull was brilliant from one end, the likes of Dhruv Shorey, Himmat Singh and Nitish Rana couldn’t contribute much.
Yash Dhull joins elite list
However, Dhull joined forces with Jonty Sidhu and added 119 runs for the fourth wicket. As a result, Delhi crossed the 250-run landmark. Meanwhile, Dhull has joined a prestigious list of Indian batters to have slammed a century on Ranji Trophy debut, which comprises legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Amol Mujumdar, Rohit Sharma and several prominent names.
Meanwhile, Dhull aims to play for India in less than two years time. “I have hardly slept the last few days but it is not something I can complain about. What I have done till now is done, I need to focus on what lies in the immediate future,” Dhull was quoted as saying by The Hindu, referring to his Ranji Trophy call-up.
“That is my target (playing for India) but If I am not able to do that in the 18 month time frame, I will keep working hard till I attain my goal,” he added.
Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitterati reacted to Yash Dhull’s blitzes:
Yash Dhull India's U19 captain
Aged 19y, 98d
52 – India U19 v WI U19
50* – India U19 v Aus U19
82 – India U19 v SAf U19
20* – India U19 v Ban U19
110 – India U19 v Aus U19
17 – India U19 v Eng U19
113 – Delhi v Tamil Nadu #RanjiTrophy debut (today!)
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 17, 2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 17, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) February 17, 2022
A century on First Class debut for Yash Dhull. What a performance he's putting, hundred in just 133 balls. The U19 World Cup winning captain is showing his class. pic.twitter.com/u2Vaq94anI
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 17, 2022
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘼 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👌 👌
💯 on Ranji Trophy debut! 👏 👏
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 17, 2022
Hundred for Yash Dhull on his Ranji Trophy debut, Delhi were 7 for 2, opening the batting and he has played a fantastic knock in tough conditions – start of a great journey. pic.twitter.com/Q65uu2eTrQ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 17, 2022
A 100 on Ranji debut. Brilliant Yash Dhull
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 17, 2022
Yash #Dhull took four flights from Caribbean to Ahmedabad, back in delhi, had half an hour at home, a felicitation at school and away in the afternoon with Delhi team. Selectors didn't want him to be benched and only slot was opening. He belongs to FC level.#ranjitrophy2022 💪🏼💪🏼
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) February 17, 2022
Yash Dhull's bat sticker brand name – TON. pic.twitter.com/lWnRNFUQgV
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) February 17, 2022
And Yash Dhull gets a Ranji century on debut for Delhi. This kid could be special.
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) February 17, 2022
✅ Hundred on Ranji debut
✅ An IPL contract
✅ World Cup winning captain
✅ Hundred in the U19 WC SF vs Aus
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) February 17, 2022