Mumbai: India’s Under-19 cricket star Shubman Gill was once again a hero as he slammed a record-equalling six sixes for Punjab in a Vijay Hazare match against Karnataka, thereby guiding them to a massive total of 269-3.
Shubman, who scored three fifties and one century in the recently-concluded ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, remained unbeaten on 123 as Punjab defeated Karnataka by four runs in a thrilling Group A encounter on Sunday.
His 122-ball 123 consisted of eight fours, apart from the half-a-dozen of sixes, and finished with a strike rate of 100.82.
As a result, the 18-year-old youngster equalled Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh’s quota of six sixes for Punjab in a List A innings.
While Harbhajan had achieved the feat in 2014 against Gujarat with a knock of 51 from 25 balls, Yuvraj repeated the feat in 2015 with a run-a-ball knock of 93 against Mumbai.
Punjab have played four games in the Vijay Hazare trophy so far, and are placed fifth out of seven teams in Group A, with eight points. They have won two matches and lost two matches so far.