Yash Dhull, who led India to title triumph in the recently-concluded ICC Under-19 World Cup, has continued his sublime form with the bat even further. The right-handed batter hit a century for Delhi on his Ranji Trophy debut against Tamil Nadu in Guwahati on Thursday.
In his debut game, Dhull smashed 113 runs off 150 balls with the help of 18 fours.
After Tamil Nadu won the toss and opted to field first, Dhull was asked to open the innings for Delhi. The 19-year-old took just 133 balls to reach the triple-figure.
With this knock, Dhull has now joined an elite list of Indian players who have scored a century on their Ranji Trophy debut. The legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Amol Muzumdar and Rohit Sharma feature on the list.
Dhull will be sharing the dressing room with Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant in the upcoming IPL season as Delhi Capitals (DC) bought him for INR 50 lakh at the mega-auction.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 17, 2022
Outstanding news to hear that Yash Dull has scored a century on first class debut today👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Have to keep pushing those young talented kids. This domestic system has an extraordinary amount of young talent stocking up so you can’t let these talented guys stagnate.
— Ian Bishop (@irbishi) February 17, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) 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
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
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘼 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! 👌 👌
💯 on Ranji Trophy debut! 👏 👏
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 17, 2022
Yash Dhull is a fine Test match batsman in the making!
— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) 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
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
What a day for young debutants on the opening day of the Ranji trophy starting with a brilliant century on first class debut by u 19 India capt Yash Dhull. Push these boys in India Colts followed by India A. Playing competitive cricket will help them develop faster.
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) 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
Well done Yash Dhull century on debut in Ranji https://t.co/ziAsU2hed7 sensation of Indian cricket. All the best for your future.
— Raj kumar sharma (@rajkumarcricket) February 17, 2022