Surpassing records holds true meaning to me with no fixating on personal milestones: Shubman Gill

by IANS |

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANs) Young India opener Shubman Gill said that he is setting his sights on a horizon of enduring success and aiming to consistently surpass major records without having a specific personal milestone in mind.


The cricketing prodigy, Gill, became the youngest ever to score an ODI double-century when he made 208 off 149 deliveries against New Zealand in Hyderabad earlier this year. He also became the fastest Indian to record 1000 ODI runs during the game.


Speaking at an award function, the 24-year-old opening batter said that being the youngest to hit a score of 200 is a great feat but he is focusing on long-term success.


"Attaining the distinction of being the youngest to achieve a score of 200 is indeed an accomplishment, but my primary focus is on long-term success. Continuously surpassing significant records holds true meaning for me, with no specific personal milestone currently in mind," said Gill.


Gill also paid homage to his inspiration, Sachin Tendulkar saying, "Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest of all time(GOAT) and I started playing cricket because of him.


The top-order batter also reflected on India's World Cup 2023 campaign and said: "The outcome was undoubtedly heartbreaking for all of us. However, as athletes, looking ahead to future challenges propels us forward. Whether arising from success or setbacks, moving on is an indispensable aspect of our journey."


Gill, who was last seen in action during the final of the ODI World Cup 2023 between India and Australia in Ahmedabad, is gearing up for upcoming matches in South Africa. He's set to join a three-match T20I series and participate in two Tests in the coming days.

Latest News
After 10-yr stint in BJP, Haryana's Jat leader Birender Singh rejoins Congress Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 02:50 PM
PM Modi to address first public rally for LS polls in MP's Maoist-hit Balaghat Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:52 PM
Why India is seeing a rising trend of diseases Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:40 PM
IPL 2024: 'Chennai Super Kings should be called Chepauk Super Kings', says Aakash Chopra Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:37 PM
Real Madrid request UEFA permission to play Manchester City under a closed roof: Report Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:36 PM
IPL 2024: Jonny Bairstow ready to put best foot forward' vs former side SRH Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:36 PM
Two killed in road accident in J&K's Udhampur Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:33 PM
MVA cracks seat-share formula, Uddhav Thackeray grabs maximum Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:31 PM
Toronto, other Canadian cities go dark as millions watch total solar eclipse Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:28 PM
MSCI India index rebalancing could see inclusion of 18 stocks with inflow of $2.7 bn Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:18 PM
South Korean Prez vows to be among top 3 nations in AI technology Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:10 PM
Mobile messenger KakaoTalk's users fall below 45 million for 1st time: Report Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:09 PM
X employees facing arrest in Brazil: Elon Musk Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:06 PM
Sectors like capital goods, auto lead Sensex to new high Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:04 PM
Egypt, Jordan, France urge immediate ceasefire in Gaza Tue, Apr 09, 2024, 12:03 PM