'Start of a great jounrney' - Twitterverse congratulate Yash Dhull for scoring century on First-Class debut

‘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.

Yash Dhull
Yash Dhull (Photo source: Twitter)

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: