Former England captain Michael Vaughan lauded India’s U-19 Team captain Yash Dhull as the youngster scored a hundred on his Ranji Trophy debut on Thursday.
On Thursday, Ranji Trophy made its return after missing out on the last season. It was originally supposed to start in January but due to another wave of Covid-19, it was further postponed to another two months delay.
Eventually, it started on Thursday, and on the first day itself, there were quite a few exceptional innings on the show. Ajinkya Rahane scored a hundred to put his case stronger for the test series against Sri Lanka. Manish Pandey also a quickfire hundred against Railways.
But the highlight of the day was the innings of U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull who scored a hundred on his first-class debut.
Michael Vaughan showered praises for the youngster as he said that 19-year old is destined to play for India.
“100 on his first-class debut … Yash Dhull is a player we will be seeing lots of over the next few years … #India #RanjiTrophy ” Michael Vaughan tweeted.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 17, 2022
Tamil Nadu won the toss and invited Delhi to bat first. Delhi lost two quick wickets as Sandeep Warrier struck twice in his second over but Yash Dhull who came out to open the innings and Nitish Rana gave some stability to the innings. Once Nitish departed with a score of 25, then Dhull formed a century stand with Jonty Sidhu (71). And the meantime he also scored his maiden hundred.
This was the first game for Yash Dhull at the senior level as he didn’t play any List A or T20 games as well before.
In the U-19 World Cup, he had a roller-coaster journey as he scored 82 in the very first game against South Africa in the tournament then he was tested positive for Covid-19. But right before the knockout games, he recovered and again in the semifinal he scored a match-winning hundred.
In the IPL auction, Delhi Capitals got him for 50 Lakhs.