Watch: Yash Dhull, India’s 2021 Under-19 World Cup-winning captain, has had a stellar start to his Ranji Trophy career, making three hundreds, including an unbeaten double ton in his first three first-class matches.
Nineteen-year-old Dhull, who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, made his first-class debut against Tamil Nadu last month and had a dream start, hitting a century in both innings. His maiden knock, a 150-ball 113, was laced with 18 fours, and Dhull replicated his showing in the next innings as well, making an unbeaten 113 in 202 balls as the match ended in a draw.
After scores of 5, 19 and 29 in his next three Ranji innings, Dhull bounced back in style with an unbeaten 200 against Chattisgarh last week. Chattisgarh posted 482-9 declared in their first innings, and Delhi were asked to follow on after they were bundled out for 295. Dhull, however, soaked in the pressure to prevented another collapse as he raced away to his 200 in only 261 balls, with his innings containing 26 fours. His knock, coming at a strike rate of 76.62, helped Delhi score 396-2 in their second innings and allowed for a draw.
Dhull now has 479 runs in six Ranji innings at an average of 119.75 at a strike rate of 68.42. He is his team’s highest run-scorer in this year’s competition and the fifth-highest overall.