Digital Desk, Guwahati. Delhi batsman and India’s U-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhull on Thursday scored a century on his debut first-class cricket on the opening day of Ranji Trophy 2021/22. In Delhi’s Elite Group H contest against Tamil Nadu at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Dhull scored 113 runs off 150 balls, which included 18 fours.
Dhull opened the batting for Delhi after Tamil Nadu captain Vijay Shankar was put to bowl first. But Delhi got two early jolts in the form of Dhruv Shorey and Himmat Singh. Both wickets were taken by fast bowler Sandeep Warrier.
Thereafter, Dhull looked in fine touch in his first innings at the senior level, before making a fine comeback after Delhi were 7/2, sharing a 60-run stand with Nitish Rana (25) for the third wicket. There was a 119-run partnership with Jonty Sidhu for the fourth wicket. When Dhull was on 97, he was dismissed by fast bowler M Mohammed, but the ball turned out to be a no-ball, giving the youngster a big life.
After this, he scored a century in his first debut match, due to which everyone appreciated him. Dhull continued to score runs until he was dismissed lbw for 113 by Mohammad.
February turned out to be a great month for Dhull, who captained India to the title in the Under-19 World Cup final against England in Antigua. In the tournament, he scored 229 runs in four innings at an average of 76.33. This includes 82 against South Africa in the first match and 110 against Australia in the semi-finals.
In between, he missed the matches against Ireland and Uganda due to Corona getting infected. Following the World Cup victory, Dhull was included in Delhi’s squad for the Ranji Trophy. At the same time, he was bought by Delhi Capitals for 50 lakhs in the IPL mega auction.